Postural Screening Program begins January 2015!
The postural screening is a state-mandated program and is required for all students in grades 5-9.
Beginning in January 2015, postural screenings will be conducted during physical education classes.
Why do the screening?
One out of every 10 young people ages 10-14 will develop some curvature of the spine- but most will not need treatment. Those that do get worse and are not treated may result in life long problems.
The best prevention is a postural screening once a year between the ages of 10-14. A curve is most likely to appear during this time of rapid growth. In most cases the cause is unknown and cannot be prevented.
Watch your child’s backpack for a letter outlining this program, or click here: posturalscreen2014