Before your first visit, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Recent scoliosis x-rays are required: a scoliosis series, which shows the full spine in two views.
One standing view from back to front (PA) and one standing view from the side (lateral).
5 digital photos of the patient*
- Standing from behind
- Standing from back, bending forward to show spine. The patient stands hip-width apart, hands together (like diving into a pool) chin to chest with hands below knees, if possible, but not all the way to floor.
- Standing from the front (face not necessary).
- Standing – taken from the left side.
- Standing – taken from the right side.
*Girls/women should wear a bathing suit top, shorts, exercise pants or leggings. Boys/men should be photographed without a shirt and wear shorts or sweat pants. These photos allow for visualization of the spine. Please see example below.
Medical History: Please include all information pertaining to your scoliosis, including chronology and all treatments and physicians seen. Please be sure to list other medical conditions and any medications taken.
Before Your First Visit: Please print and fill out our New Patient Forms.
What to Expect at Your First Visit:
You will meet with Dr. Moramarco to review, in detail, the history of your scoliosis and x-rays followed by a comprehensive examination based on a complete scoliosis history considering age, type of curve, Cobb angle(s), health and family medical history, experience with bracing and/or scoliosis alternatives.
- Digital photos are taken to document posture for future comparison.
- Visual Inspection: observation of curve(s), shoulders, hips, head, pelvis, knees, ankles, feet-from front, back and sides.
- Specific tests: range of motion, flexibility, scoliometer measurement, spirometry, chest expansion, palpation, muscle strength and gait analysis.
- An anatomy lesson focusing on your unique scoliosis. This is central to understanding the Schroth breathing exercises because you must be able to internalize the concepts of the Schroth three-dimensional corrections that are the foundation of the scoliosis exercises and rotational breathing technique.
Thank you for placing your trust in us. We look forward to helping you learn how to manage scoliosis and improve your quality of life!