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Body shape distortion: promoting postural care at night

04 September 2009

Learning Disability Practice


A child’s night-time sleeping position is important because a destructive lying posture can, over time, distort a child’s body shape. This can reduce the capacity of...

Patients’ experience of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery: a phenomenological analysis

12 September 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Evidence & practice

Background Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a three-dimensional curvature of the spine of unknown cause that occurs in often otherwise fit young people. A complex...

Raising awareness of scoliosis among children’s nurses

10 June 2014

Nursing Children and Young People


Scoliosis affects up to 3% of adolescents, some babies and young children, and many children with existing neuromuscular and syndromic conditions. It is the most...

Idiopathic scoliosis: managing pain before and after spinal surgery

11 December 2015

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Idiopathic scoliosis surgery is performed to correct a curvature of the spine. This is a painful surgical procedure which is carried out on otherwise healthy young...