Scolios-us is a web-based platform intended to empower scoliosis patients with the tools and resources they need to be successful brace-wearers.
We would love to hear from you. What do you want to see on our website? Do you have suggestions? Let us know so that Scolios-us can become exactly what you want it to be.
How Did Scolios-us Start?
My name is Megan Glahn, and I am the creator of Scolios-us. I earned my Master's degree from Baylor College of Medicine's Orthotics and Prosthetics program. I now work as a Certified Orthotist and have specialized in scoliosis bracing. Of all of the topics we have learned about in school, scoliosis bracing was one of my favorites, which led me to start Scolios-us.
For six years, I have coached competitive gymnastics to girls from ages 6 to 16. I’ve watched these girls go through all of the struggles that come with growing up. Growing up is already hard enough without having to wear a big scoliosis brace all the time. Add a brace, and it’s a whole new ball game. With the brace, scoli kids and teenagers have to transition both physically and socially. Their bodies have to adjust to this new brace, but I believe the social transition is even more difficult.
During adolescence, fitting in and belonging are of the utmost importance, and a scoliosis brace can often make this difficult. This can cause patients to wear their brace less than they should. Research has shown that hours spent wearing the brace greatly affects how well bracing works. The more hours wearing the brace, the better bracing works. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true – the fewer hours spent in the brace, the less effective the bracing. The reasoning behind Scolios-us is that empowering scoli patients with the tools and resources they need will make them successful brace-wearers, leading to increased wear-time and more effective bracing.
The goal of Scolios-us is to support and empower scoli patients as they become scoli bracers. We want these kids and teens to feel comfortable and confident wearing their brace and to feel supported along their scoliosis journey. As Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” With Scolios-us, we are bracing for scoliosis TOGETHER!
Want to get involved with Scolios-us?
There are lots of ways that you can get involved with Scolios-us.
- Write a blog post – If you like to write and want to share your experience with scoliosis and with bracing, you can write a blog post for to be featured on the website. All you have to do is email [email protected] what you’ve come up with!
- Join the discussion board – Joining the discussion board is a great way to connect with other bracers just like you. Joining is easy. On the side of this page, under the heading “WANT TO JOIN OUR DISCUSSION BOARD?” click the link that says “click to set up your account.” Once you complete this form, you will receive an email in about a week or so with your Scolios-us account information. Why do we make you make an account? We want to make sure that we keep the Scolios-us Discussion Board a safe space for everyone.
- Write a testimonial – If you’re loving Scolios-us and want to say how great it is, you can be featured in the Testimonials section of the website! Just email [email protected] with what you’ve come up with!
- Give us feedback – We know that Scolios-us is not perfect, so we want to hear your feedback about how we can make it better. Email [email protected] and tell us what you think. Together, we can work on making Scolios-us even better.