This page provides information on additional resources that can help you further navigate your scoliosis journey.

 

FINANCIAL AID   |    EXERCISES    |    PAIN   |    BRACING    |    OTHER RESOURCES    |    SUPPORT

Financial Aid

If you need some financial help with your treatment, check out some of the sites below.

The HealthWell Foundation is a leading non-profit dedicated to improving access to care for America’s underinsured. When health insurance is not enough, they will fill the gap by assisting with copays, premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.

The Childrens Scoliosis Foundation

The Children’s Scoliosis Foundation offers financial aid grants of up to $500 per trip ($750 for international travel) are available to help support children and their families who are traveling long distances for bracing or surgical treatment for scoliosis.

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) offers timely financial support to families, so they can focus on what is most important – improving the quality of life of their child. UHCCF grants help with medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance.

Mercy Medical Angels is the largest charitable medical transportation system in the world. Mercy Medical Angels removes the barrier to medical care with transportation on the ground with gas cards, bus and train tickets and in the air with flights flown by volunteer pilots and the commercial airlines.

Exercise

Check out the sites below for more Schroth Method information.

Visit the Schroth Method website to learn more about Schroth. The scoliosis exercises are designed to reverse all of the abnormal curvatures with a variety of means, based upon the therapist’s analysis of a patient’s muscle imbalances.

Schroth Barcelona mission is to provide a central organization based in USA which facilitates the training and certification of physical therapists and to develop standard of education and practice standards in the Schorth Method.

Pain Management

Check out the site below for more pain management information.

PainPathways is the first, only and ultimate pain magazine. First published in spring 2008, PainPathways is the culmination of the vision of Richard L. Rauck, MD, to provide a shared resource for people living with and caring for others in pain.

Bracing

Check out the sites below for more bracing information.

ABC​ is the comprehensive credentialing organization whose mission is to establish and advocate for the highest patient care and organizational standards in the provision of safe and effective orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic services.

Hope’s Closet mission is to empower youth with idiopathic scoliosis by boosting confidence, self-esteem, and brace compliance. Hope’s Closet® was first to market with Cute and Comfortable Clothing for Scoliosis Brace Wearers.

At Brace Buddies, our hope is to support brace wearers by providing improved protection, comfort and more clothing options to increase confidence, and encourage brace compliance as brace wearers “find and live their new normal” during the bracing process.

Embraced in Comfort is a company that offers custom comfort solutions for brace wearers. They have a wide range of selections such as T-shirts, sleeveless T-shirts, bodysuit, bracing shorts, spinecor strap cover, and sheeldz shoe covers.

Other Resources

Check out the sites below for more spinal deformity information.

The Scheuermann’s Disease Fund was created to improve the public’s awareness and recognition of this spinal deformity, work towards improving early detection in adolescents, and to work with the medical community to better understand the long-term secondary effects Scheuermann’s can cause.

The National Scoliosis Foundation (NSF) is a patient-led nonprofit organization dedicated since 1976 to helping children, parents, adults, and health-care providers to understand the complexities of spinal deformities such as scoliosis. Their focus is to improve as much as possible the lives of people with Scoliosis.

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) is an international society that was founded in 1966 with 37 members. It has gained recognition as one of the world’s premier spine societies. The SRS has maintained a commitment to research and education in the field of spinal deformities.

Founded in 2016, StraightForward Scoliosis Foundation (SFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that has the mission to improve the quality of life of individuals affected by scoliosis through mental health, empowerment, awareness and education.

Support

Check out the sites below for information on how to give extra support for your loved ones.

Higgy Bears are special stuffed animal designed specifically for kids with scoliosis. If you know anyone with scoliosis and would love to receive these wonderful stuffed animals, check out Higgy Bears website today!

The Shriners Hospitals for Children SpineScreen app allows you to perform a preliminary spine check on your child, in the comfort and privacy of your own home. And, the app is easy to use!

Keegan Cares started ‘Care’danas to raise money for Paws & Think programs and to spread awareness of the Signs of Scoliosis. Our ‘Care’dana is a symbol of CARE & COURAGE. ‘Care’dana proceeds benefit Paws & Think. Both Paws & Think and KeeganCares are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Use the Coupon code “SSS” and Setting Scoliosis Straight will receive 30% of the any sales made to ‘Care’danas with the coupon code.

WHY Support Setting Scoliosis Straight?

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. Through patient & family education, physician education, and multi-center clinical research, we provide the latest advances in spinal deformity treatment and surgical techniques.