Scoliosis Test

The examination to determine a pathological deviation of the spine is very simple and it can be performed regularly by the parents themselves but also by gymnasts in school.

The examination takes only two minutes. It is made up of two partial examinations.

Observation of the child’s body, naked or with a tight T-shirt. Standing up from in front and behind, and the Bending test.

Observation


Scoliosis Test

In the Anterior standing position we can see the following points:

  1. If the shoulders are level or one lower than the other
  2. If the shoulder blades are at the same height
  3. We check the inclination of the pelvis by observing the two imaginary triangles formed by the child’s body and arms. These triangles must be symmetrical. The opposite means an inclination in the pelvis
Scoliosis Test

In the Posterior standing position we observe:

  1. The symmetry of the chest, that is if one chest is more prominent
  2. If the one side of the ribs protrudes more
  3. If the pelvis protrudes more on the one side

Bending test


Scoliosis Test
Scoliosis Test

The child stands to attention, joins palms and bends forwards with the knees straight and reaching down with the head between the arms, without lifting the shoulders, to form almost a right angle. We observe the child and try to note if there is asymmetry in the back with the creation of humps on the one side of the back.

If we find either the upright stance or the elevation of one of the points highlighted above, there is  pelvis and/or shoulder asymmetry, or find that one or both sides of the body format humps, we should immediately visit a scoliosis center, because it is likely that the child should be monitored or treated.

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