Ottawa event to offer straight talk about scoliosis

May 13, 2018 by  

Scoliosis and other conditions that affect the spine can have much better outcomes if they are caught and treated early, and a special Ottawa event will seek to help raise awareness about this among members of the public.

Late this spring, the Scoliosis Awareness Centre will be hosting the 7th Annual Scoliosis Awareness Walk, and everyone is encouraged to attend the function and learn more about this medical issue, as well as other spinal deformities such as Hyperkyphosis and Scheuermann’s syndrome. There will be lots of information available, and it has been planned to be both educational and fun.

Dr. Kevin Smit, who is a surgeon at CHEO, will be on hand to demonstrate screening tests that can be used to detect problems with a person’s spine quickly, and there will be educational posters displayed as well. A poster printing company can be counted upon to supply items such as this.

The guest speaker for the occasion will be Alex Munter, who is the president and CEO of CHEO, and the master of ceremonies will be Danielle Denisko. Face and arm painting, a silent auction, Zumba, snacks and a lunch, and other activities will also be on offer, and each registered participant will receive a specially designed T-shirt.

This event, which will give the straight truth about scoliosis, has been planned for Saturday, June 9 at 193 Stanley Avenue. Its online listing is the place to go to register or get more information.