A visual overview of the different Scoliosis curve types.

Scoliosis Rib Rotation

With scoliosis, the spine curves from side-to-side in varying degrees. As the scoliosis progresses, some of the spinal vertebrae may also rotate, making the hips or shoulders appear uneven. In severe scoliosis, the twisting in the spine can pull the rib cage into the rotation.

Adams Forward Bend Test

The Adams Forward Bend Test is commonly used at doctors offices and schools to check for early signs of scoliosis. The patient bends forward and the the doctor, nurse or coach examines their back and spine. If the patient has scoliosis, their back often has a prominent line where the spine is, and one side is higher than the other. If the patient’s back is completely straight they do not have scoliosis. Please consult with your doctor for more information on scoliosis.

1 ML Test

Idiopathic Scoliosis

• Lateral curvature of the Spine

2 Patient Bending

Adams Forward Flexion Test

• View from posterior

• Checks for Spine rotation

• Checks for Rib asymmetry