SCOLIOS-US: Putting the "US" in Scoliosis

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Putting the "Us" in Scoliosis Bracing!
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Watch our VIDEO

The purpose of our video, “Welcome to Scoliosis Bracing with Scolios-us,” video is to give you an honest look into scoliosis bracing from people who are living it.

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EXPLORE our amazing RESOURCES

These resources are a great place to look for information, help, and support along your scoliosis journey!

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Visit our blog page

See what people like you are saying about living life with scoliosis! You can even become one of our bloggers by simply emailing us at the bottom of the page!

Go to learn about bracing, exercises, and more

learn about bracing, exercises, and more

Being diagnosed with scoliosis can be a bit of an overwhelming experience. Here you will find info about bracing, physical therapy, surgery, and more.

Want to get matched with a brace buddy? The Scolios-us Bracing Mentor Program offers new bracers the opportunity to connect with seasoned bracers on an individual basis.

What is Scolios-us?

Scolios-us is a web-based platform intended to empower scoliosis patients with the tools and resources they need to be successful brace-wearers.

What is Scolios-us? YouTube play

The scolios-us TEAM

Megan Glahn, CPO/LPO

Scolios-us Founder
Megan founded Scolios-us in 2016 while working on her Master’s Degree at Baylor College of Medicine. As the founder of Scolios-us, she has had the opportunity to present Scolios-us research at national and international conferences.

Kelly Grimes, 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

Mentee Coordinator
Jocie is an Orthotic & Prosthetic Resident with BCM 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.

Testimonials

Want to guide new bracers through the bracing process? Sign up to become an official Scolios-us Bracing Mentor!

Our blog posts

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

We want you!

Want to write for our blog? Have questions? Want to make a recommendation? Have suggestions? Contact us and we will respond as soon as we can!

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Presentations for Warriors Heading Back to School


Going back to school with your new scoliosis brace can be the perfect opportunity to teach your classmates about scoliosis! You might feel a little nervous going back to school with your brace, and that's perfectly normal. Your classmates are probably curious about your brace, so giving a presentation about scoliosis and letting your classmates touch, feel, and even try on your brace can be a wonderful way to start the school year. By giving a presentation, you are putting your brace and scoliosis out in the open and embracing the brace!

We've made a presentation template that you can use to explain scoliosis and your brace to your class! The PowerPoint can be downloaded and customized to be perfect for you.

More Tips For Heading Back to School

In this blog post, we polled our scoli warriors to help get you ready to go back to school with your scoliosis brace! We asked them about different topics, and you can read their responses here!

Learn About 504 Education Plans

"Section 504 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is designed to help parents of students with physical or mental impairments in public schools, or publicly funded private schools, work with educators to design customized educational plans. These 504 plans legally ensure that students will be treated fairly at school.

Students can qualify for 504 plans if they have physical or mental impairments that affect or limit any of their abilities to:

  • walk, breathe, eat, or sleep
  • communicate, see, hear, or speak
  • read, concentrate, think, or learn
  • stand, bend, lift, or work

Examples of accommodations in 504 plans include:

  • preferential seating
  • extended time on tests and assignments
  • reduced homework or classwork
  • verbal, visual, or technology aids
  • modified textbooks or audio-video materials
  • behavior management support
  • adjusted class schedules or grading
  • verbal testing
  • excused lateness, absence, or missed classwork
  • pre-approved nurse's office visits and accompaniment to visits
  • occupational or physical therapy

The goal of 504 plans is for students to be educated in regular classrooms along with the services, accommodations, or educational aids they might need. If students with these plans can't achieve satisfactory academic success, as is determined by the school, then alternative settings in the school or private or residential programs can be considered." - https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/504-plans.html