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Postural Screenings

Throughout the year, The GLCPS Nurses will be conducting Postural Screening. The purpose of this screening is to detect early signs of possible spinal problems in children, grades 5-9. It is not a diagnostic service but a program to identify young people who should have further medical evaluation.If your child has any unusual findings, you will be notified and asked to take your child to a physician for further evaluation. The majority of students exhibit no findings. These screenings will be tacking place over the next couple of weeks. Boys and girls will be screened separately, and in a confidential manner. If you do not want your child to participate in this program please provide the school nurse with a medical note documenting that he/she was screened for scoliosis by his/her physician this school year. Girls are asked to wear a 2 piece bathing suit top, sports bra, regular bra or any other half piece garment with thin straps to conduct the screenings.This type of clothing permits more accurate observation of the back. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by phone or email.

Nurse Tomlinson                                                                                                 
508-991-4105 ext 515
Nurse Aguiar