Category: Support Groups

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

Posted on June 03, 2024

“Welcome to Scoliosis Awareness Month. With best in class non op management better than ever, its never been more important to detect scoliosis early and be aware of all the important advances in non op care that can stop progression and even reverse the scoliosis!”—Michael Vitale MD MPH Read More

Dr. Vitale Speaks at Curvy Girls Scoliosis International Convention

Dr. Michael Vitale was happy to attend and speak at the Curvy Girls Scoliosis International Convention, June, 2023. Curvy Girls from all over the world came together for a weekend of empowerment, learning, and community building. Read More

Curvy Girls Announces New Book—Features Chapter by Dr. Vitale

Posted on June 20, 2023

June 19, 2023, Dr. Vitale and his team were excited to attend the Curvy Girls biennial conference in Long Island. At the conference, Curvy Girls celebrated the release of their latest book: "Straight Talk Scoliosis: The Journey Continues.” In this new book, Dr. Vitale gives his perspective on scoliosis and its treatment. Read More

Maya continues to comfort children with scoliosis through Higgy Bears

Posted on January 23, 2023

After my last donation of 125 Higgy Bears with scoliosis back braces, I decided that it would be so nice and comforting for children and teens who were about to have surgery to be able to receive a bear with ... Read More

Higgy Bear Donations: Helping Future Scoliosis Patients, One Braced Bear at a Time

Posted on June 04, 2021

As soon as Maya was diagnosed with scoliosis going into the 5th grade, her family was referred to Dr. Michael Vitale, at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Chilren's Hospital. Maya wore a brace for a few years, but it became ... Read More