Published: 30 September, 2020
Scoliosis is a common condition; for example, it is estimated that between 2% to 3% of children aged between 10 and 16 years old will have a spinal curvature of 10% or more and many adults will also be affected. However, a spinal curvature may not always be obvious in the early stages and not all GPs will be experienced in assessing for a spinal curvature.
Working with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) the Scoliosis Association UK have developed a new dedicated e-learning module focussed on scoliosis. The module aims to help GPs to assess patients with scoliosis, recognise who needs referral and in what time frame. It also provides information on how best to treat and support people with scoliosis through diagnosis and long-term follow-up, considering both their physical and mental health as well as the psychological impact a diagnosis can have on the family.
Last updated: 25 September, 2020