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Standard medical history.
Look for shoulder/trunk/waist asymmetry, for rib or lumbar asymmetry on forward bend and for leg length discrepancy, which may be the cause of the scoliosis.
Curve less than 10 degrees is not considered scoliosis and can be managed as a normal variant in the spine.
All patients require an X-ray demonstrating abnormal spinal curvature prior to referral.
Any scoliotic curve in a patient under 18 with an underlying condition (i.e. neuromuscular condition, chromosomal/genetic abnormality, etc).