Curvy Girls is a network of peer-led support groups that reduce the emotional impact of scoliosis by empowering girls through education, mutual support and acceptance to become leaders, make healthy lifestyle choices, improve self-esteem while giving back to the Curvy Girls community.
Our mission is to create opportunities for families to consult with surgeons who will provide the most advanced and innovative fusionless treatment options for their child with scoliosis. To educate surgeons, patients and families about fusionless treatment options for children with scoliosis. To support research and studies that focus on the advancement and development of fusionless surgical options.
The Harms Study Group (HSG) is a collaborative cohort of worldwide distinguished surgeons dedicated to the advancement of treatment for children and adolescents with spine deformity. Through comprehensive, multicenter prospective research studies, questions regarding treatment approach and techniques to achieve desired outcomes are studied with a commitment to be internationally recognized for the highest quality published research on new spinal deformity surgery techniques.
The Scoliosis Research Society is a non-profit, professional organization, made up of physicians and allied health personnel. Our primary focus is on providing continuing medical education for health care professionals and on funding/supporting research in spinal deformities. Founded in 1966, the SRS has gained recognition as one of the world's premier spine societies. Strict membership criteria ensure that the individual Fellows support that commitment.
The Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program (ISOP) is under the direction of Founding Mother Heather Hyatt Montoya and is a program of Ability Connection Colorado, a nonprofit organization established in 1946 by nine mothers seeking equal participation in life for their children. Through ISOP and the web of support she has created for families affected by Progressive Infantile Scoliosis, Heather carries the spirit of ACCO’s Founding Mothers forward.
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis -- a condition featuring curvature of the spine -- affects tens of millions of children worldwide, but does not have a known cause. Now, scientists have discovered a gene that is linked to susceptibility to the condition.