ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital Teams Up With Viatris To Drive Awareness On Scoliosis Through Community Screenings

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Community Screenings To Raise Awareness On Scoliosis Will Take Place In 4 Locations In Klang Valley And Receive Complimentary Posture Screening For Walk-In Visitors To Detect Early Signs Of Scoliosis

Scoliosis Awareness Month June 2022 Activity Conducted By ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital At Health Lane Family Pharmacy In Uptown Damansara

Have you heard about Scoliosis before and do you know that it can affect people of any age even starting from the babies to adults, but the common cases diagnosed start with children at the ages from 10 to 15 years old? 

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that most often is diagnosed in adolescents. Although most scoliosis cases are mild, some curves worsen as the children grow. Worst case scenario, the severe scoliosis can be disabling. 

"Scoliosis usually affects adolescents from the ages of 10 to 17 during their growth spurt. The most common type of Scoliosis is Idiopathic Scoliosis". Source: ALTY Facebook

How Scoliosis Affects The Body? 

An especially-severe spinal curve can reduce the amount of space within the chest and affect the lung failing to work in optimum and functioning properly. This will create complications such as chronic pain, breathing difficulties, and a reduced capacity for exercise.

Scoliosis may develop as a result of degeneration of the spinal discs or paired with arthritis, osteoporosis or run in families as a hereditary condition. Some of the early sign of having the scoliosis include: 

Signs of Scoliosis 

For your information, the month of June has been selected as the official awareness month for Scoliosis. ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital, known as the preferred orthopaedic healthcare  service provider has partnered with pharmaceutical company, Viatris to drive the awareness campaign on Scoliosis among Malaysians. 

During the month of June, a total of 4 pharmacy branches in Klang valley will be conducting this posture screening to detect early signs of Scoliosis. The best part of it is that walk-in visitors will receive the screening as a complimentary. 

Parents with young children along with the youth are highly encouraged to undertake the posture screening. 

As a healthcare institution, we are committed to drive awareness and educate Malaysians to detect early signs of Scoliosis. Without early treatment, prolonged Scoliosis can severely impact health in the long term. We are honored to have partnered with Viatris who believes in the importance of driving awareness and educating fellow Malaysians on Scoliosis. said Assoc. Prof. (C) Dr. G Ruslan Nazaruddin Simanjuntak, Consultant Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Surgeon and Chairman, ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital. 

Scoliosis Awareness Month June 2022 Activity Conducted By ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital At Caring Pharmacy Starling Mall

The final two screenings will be held in the following locations and timings, so plan your trip to Health Land @ The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley and CARiNG @ Section 17, PJ on the 25th June 2022 and 26th June 2022 respectively starting from 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M.

Scoliosis Screening Sessions By ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital And Viatris

Through these screenings, we hope to make a difference in the patient's lives and improve their quality of life. This is aligned with our mission of empowering people worldwide to live healthier at every stage of life. said Jeff Bote, Country Manager of Viatris Malaysia. 

The Scoliosis community screenings are supported by strategic healthcare partners, Caring Pharmacy and Health Lane Family Pharmacy. 

For more information about the program, you can visit ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital website or social media platforms for the latest updates. 

ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital

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