It’s that time of year when back to school physical examinations are in high demand so students can participate in sports, have their weight and height monitored, and be evaluated for scoliosis. Wait….scoliosis? Yes, scoliosis. When primary care providers have an adolescent bend over to touch their toes, they are assessing the spine and looking for any abnormal curvature that could warrant further imaging to determine if scoliosis is present. So, is this why, at your yearly exam as a kid, you had to bend over and touch your toe? Yes, absolutely! Let’s chat a bit about what scoliosis is, who it affects, and what treatment options there are to keep a spine with scoliosis happy, including some awesome scoliosis exercises.