Ongoing Study

BMI/AIS: Does body mass index (BMI) affect the magnitude of curve at diagnosis in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)?

Principal Investigator: Natalie Ruest, physiotherapist

This study will review the medical charts of youth with a curve in their spine to see if the youth’s BMI is affecting when they were diagnosed. The aim to see if the methods currently used by doctors to identify this condition are equally effective, no matter the person’s size.