• Upcoming Event

    Power Over Scoliosis is a FREE, comprehensive, and fun program created to educate scoliosis patients and their families on proven (and unproven) scoliosis treatments. This program is led by Nicklaus’ own Drs. John Asghar and Stephen George and brings together a long list of expert faculty, and patient ambassadors, and eager participants from all over the country. You don’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity! Register your family for Power Over Scoliosis today! Seating is limited.
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  • SSS Ambassador

    Lindsay Ellingson has held a lot of titles. She has been a gymnast, a dancer, the top-of-her-class student, a Victoria’s Secret Angel, an entrepreneur, and a patient with scoliosis. Now, Lindsay Ellingson is adding the title of Setting Scoliosis Straight Celebrity Spokesperson to her brimming repertoire. We couldn’t be happier with her decision, and we think you’ll feel the same once you get to know her!
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  • Scoliosis Handbook

    This handbook about Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) was written for you -- to guide you as you start this journey; and by you -- from the experiences and ideas of people who have traveled this road ahead of you. We hope that the information provided will help you in your journey through scoliosis treatment.
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  • Donations

    Treatment of scoliosis can be life-altering and life-saving. When you donate to Setting Scoliosis Straight, you aren't buying a product. You are making a difference in a child's life. If you want to help us fight spinal deformity on a global level and improve children's lives, please make a one time donation or monthly giving today!
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  • Patient Stories

    Each spinal surgery patient has a unique story to tell. Read inspirational patient stories from patients who have had successful spinal surgeries and want to share what they have learned with others and find out how to share your story.
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Honoring over 40 years

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Celebrity Ambassador

Lindsay Ellingson joins us in Miami!

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Patient Educational Handbook

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Patient Stories

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2017 Upcoming Events

We’re taking our show on the road! Our inaugural patient education course, Power Over Scoliosis, was nothing short of a huge success that will go down in SSS history as one of our proudest moments. The course, which took place on May 14th in Philadelphia, truly solidified the need and demand for continuous patient education as patients and supportive family members traveled from all over the country to attend.

Our plan to hold more patient education programs in different parts of the country was contingent upon our experiences in Philadelphia. Due to the overwhelming positive feedback we’ve received from both faculty and attendees, we’re excited to announce the official dates for next year’s events in beautiful Coral Gables/ Miami, Florida!


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imageOur AIS Long-Term Outcomes Research Study is shedding light on a brighter future for scoliosis patients worldwide! +

AIS Long Term Outcomes

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Database User Program

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Harms Study Group

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What is SSSF?


The Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation, formally known as Harms Study Group Foundation, is a not-for-profit charitable foundation that was established in 2008. Its purpose is to conduct fundraising efforts in support of the Harms Study Group, with a goal to further support and advance techniques in the treatment of spinal deformities in children and adolescents.

The Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation is in its infancy, but the current impact on improving patient outcomes through Harms Study Group research efforts has been significant.

The surgeons who devote their time to the Harms Study Group remain focused on its commitment to be internationally recognized for the highest quality published research on new spinal deformity surgery techniques. There are, however, many more questions than answers, and spinal deformities continue to affect the lives of many young people who can, and should, have a chance at a better life.

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During the same visit that I got my scoliosis diagnosis, I also learned I needed surgery. It was shocking, scary, and confusing, but my favorite quote which got me through not only my scoliosis experience but changing schools, applying to college, and fighting for the starting goalie position was: “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

Haley’s curve was at 62 degrees by the time she had surgery, but it seems as if her drive, her determination, and her commitment to being great at absolutely everything she does never let her slow down. She has always kept moving forward. Perhaps because she’s braver than she ever believed, stronger than she ever seemed, and smarter than she ever thought! This Scoliosis Star shines brightly!

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