The iSpine Clinic is for children ten and older who need to be seen for an initial evaluation of their spine for scoliosis.
Many children with scoliosis can successfully begin treatment without surgery. The experienced providers at the iSpine clinic can evaluate your child and get them started on physical therapy, bracing or other treatments without waiting to see the surgeon.
Your iSpine Clinic care team
The clinic is staffed by orthopedic advanced practice providers with many years of experience in the pediatric orthopedic field, specifically in spine deformity. These practitioners work closely with our spine surgeons and may prescribe bracing, physical therapy, further imaging and follow up care based on your child's diagnosis. Your provider will work closely with spine surgeons and collaborate on a course of treatment if your child may need surgery in the future.
What to expect at the scoliosis evaluation clinic
At your first visit to this clinic, your child will undergo a full history and physical examination. Full spine x-rays, x-rays of the elbow and hand are all expertly performed during these visits.
Our orthopedic advanced practice providers then develop an individualized plan of care for your child. We might recommend treatments such as:
- Ongoing observation to see how your child's curve progresses or changes over time
- Initiation of non-surgical treatments, such as bracing or physical therapy
- Continued follow up with the spine team