SCOLIOS-US: Putting the "US" in Scoliosis

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Putting the "US" in Scoliosis!
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Navigating scoliosis is not always easy, but it sure is easier with someone cheering you on. Our Scolios-us Mentor Program offers you the opportunity to connect with a mentor who can help cheer you on as you navigate your scoliosis journey. Sign up today and join our Mentor Program community!

What is Scolios-us?

Scolios-us is a nonprofit organization intended to empower scoliosis patients and the healthcare providers treating them.

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The scolios-us TEAM

Megan Glahn Castille, CPO/LPO

Scolios-us Founder & President
Megan founded Scolios-us in 2016 and now serves as President. As the founder of Scolios-us, she has had the opportunity to present Scolios-us research at national and international conferences.

Kelly Grimes, Scoliosis PT

Exercise and PT Consultant
Kelly Grimes has been a physiotherapist for 14 years and has spent the last 6 years immersed in the world of scoliosis. Kelly is trained at the C2 level of the BSPTS Concept by Rigo method and Level 2 of the SEAS approach.

Jocie Zenner Strom, CPO

Mentee Coordinator
Jocie is a Certified Orthotist/Prosthetist and serves as our Mentee Coordinator. She was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was in middle school, and she went through two years of bracing treatment.

YOU

The Motivation for Scolios-us
You are at the heart and soul of Scolios-us. Our mission is to guide YOU through treatment by giving you an authentic look into scoliosis bracing and surgery. We strive to help you feel included and welcomed into the Scolios-us community, creating a social support network.

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Here is a selection of our latest blog posts we think you will enjoy.

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My Scoliosis Story - Ryan Arter

Hi Everyone,

My name is Ryan and I underwent three major back surgeries between 2008 to 2015. I was first diagnosed with Scoliosis early on in middle school along with Kyphosis in high school. My very first back surgery was at the end of my 9th grade year of high school in 2008. It was a 12 hour surgery and I spent the following month in the hospital for rehab. The total recovery time was around 8 months to get back to normal in which I could walk on my own, bike, drive and enjoy life again.

A few years later, I had my second back surgery in 2011. It was a 6 hour surgery due to Kyphosis with a recovery time of around 5 - 6 months. Finally, my third surgery happened in 2015. This was actually an emergency surgery to fix the upper broken rods in my back. It was another 6 hour surgery but with a much quicker recovery time of 3.5 months. Thankfully, I was both mentally and physically stronger before the third surgery.

Today, during my free time I enjoy biking and walking my dog, Pearl. In conclusion, relearning how to walk after each surgery wasn't easy, but I persevered through the many months of rehab and physical therapy to build a better me. Also, I wanted to say a special Thank You to all the AMAZING Doctors, Nurses and medical workers at UCSF and John Muir Hospitals in Northern California.

- Ryan

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