Download SpineScreen and check your child’s spine for possible signs of scoliosis.
Developed by the orthopaedic specialists at Shriners Hospitals for Children®, SpineScreen gives parents a quick, informal way to regularly monitor their child’s spine. And, it’s easy to use! Simply move your smartphone along your child’s spine and SpineScreen detects any abnormal curves.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that can restrict movement and in some cases lead to other serious medical conditions. It is most commonly diagnosed between 10 and 15 years of age, when children grow rapidly. Because there is often no known cause, monitoring for scoliosis is an important part of a child’s ongoing healthcare. Shriners Hospitals encourages parents to download the free SpineScreen app and check kids annually.
With the SpineScreen app, you can:
I. Learn the signs of scoliosis and treatment options available.
II. Perform a preliminary spine check on your child at home.
III. Schedule calendar reminders for annual screenings.
If you have immediate concerns about your child’s spine or other possible medical conditions, please consult your healthcare provider. For more information on scoliosis screenings, treatment options and to download the app, please visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/scoliosis.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Learn more at shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
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This app made doing a preliminary screen for scoliosis on my own children so simple. It really was foolproof with the directions, countdown to begin, and double check to ensure accuracy. I appreciated the easy to understand results and the ability to easily find contact information for our local Shriners Hospital for Children should we ever get a less than acceptable result. My favorite part as a busy mom is that I was able to set a reminder to receive a notification in 6 months to rescreen. This, in addition to our annual well-visits, will be a fantastic way to check for scoliosis.
My daughter has a confirmed case of scoliosis at 34 degrees. Tested her twice both times said she was in the normal range. Shes already in a full time brace. (She obviously wasn't wearing it when I tested her) The app did not detect her curvature.
It just kept saying “scanning” but nothing more.
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- 94 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.