As a non-profit organization, ISOP has very little direct funding and relies greatly on the generous donations of others to help us carry out our mission. Donations to ISOP help fund our Early Treatment Project and supports family and medical outreach and educational programs.
Welcome to The Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program
The Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program (ISOP) is pivotal in connecting families of children with progressive infantile scoliosis to resources and information needed to make the best choices possible in the care of their child. As you view our site you will find current and relevant information on infantile scoliosis, such as Early Treatment with serial corrective plaster jackets/casts, and other research pertinent to progressive infantile scoliosis.
ISOP is moving forward in our mission to educate and advocate on behalf of children living with scoliosis via our various programs. Through the CAST online support group, hundreds of parents come together to share information and experiences and to make lifelong connections with each other. Through our Medical and Family Outreach Programs, and our Early
Treatment Program (ETP) Seminars, ISOP is heightening awareness among the medical community and general public about the importance of Early Treatment for progressive infantile scoliosis, and helping to provide access to the most progressive care options available to infants and children effected by this condition.
Straight to the Finish
Inaugural Parent Founded Event Benefiting ISOP Comes to
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Cerebral Palsy (CP) of Colorado, through its Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program (ISOP), is proud to sponsor the 1st annual Run for Infantile Scoliosis 5K Run / Walk & One Mile Fun Run on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The race, which was founded by Fayetteville mom, Rachel Jacobs, was created to help raise money and awareness about progressive infantile scoliosis and to help ISOP continue its outreach to children and families affected by the condition.
While exploring his garden Cole finds a crooked flower. Determined to help the flower grow straight, Cole tries everything he can think of, including milk to make it grow stronger, massage to work out it's kinks, even a hair iron. Finally, with a little bit of help, he finds a gentle cure, and soon his flower is the tallest, straightest in the garden.
All proceeds from this book go to the Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program. The Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program helps train doctors in and connect parents to this life saving treatment. Without them our son would not be where he is today!
New! Free Screening Guide for Pediatricians and Parents
ISOP has just released this all new, informative guide for pediatricans and parents. It's filled with information about simple screening methods, infantile scoliosis early detection, non-invasive intervention procedures and life-saving treatment methods. View or download your copy today:
The C.A.S.T. Support Group was developed to give families a way to communicate what we have in common; our young children with scoliosis. We can share our experiences regarding traditional and alternative treatments, and discuss the pros and cons of each.
This very active discussion group is hosted by Yahoo Groups and has a constantly growing membership. By joining, you'll have access to a number of informative files, photos and links having to do with infantile scoliosis. Best of all, it's free! Join Today!
A Message from Dr. Min Mehta
Dr. Min Mehta
The study "Growth as a corrective force in the Early Treatment of progressive infantile scoliosis," JBJS 2005 has contributed to furthering the aim of reversing progressive scoliosis in infancy by demonstrating that far from being an adverse factor, the vigorous growth in infancy is the principal force in converting a progressive infantile scoliosis into a straight spine by early treatment. This perception of growth working as a corrective force in childhood deformities should alter the aim of the treatment of infantile scoliosis from containment to cure, and (realize) a future when many more children with progressive deformity may be restored to normal appearance and function. ~ Min Mehta, MD. FRCS
Attention All Medical Professionals:
If you are interested in attending one of ISOP's Early Treatment, hands-on Mehta Method casting tutorials in 2012, please sign up now. Early Treatment Tutorials are hosted by ISOP and Childrens Hospital throughout the U.S. and abroad. Medical professionals such as paediatric orthopaedic surgeons, paediatricians, cast technicians and post op recovery staff are invited to attend. ISOP has held eight Tutorials since 2005 and our goal is to have one or two annualy. Learn more.
Spreading the Word...
The Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program (ISOP) would not be where it is today without the persistence of parents. After all, ISOP was founded by a mother who was searching for a more gentle, non-surgical method of care to treat her infant with Progressive Infantile Scoliosis (a.k.a. Early Onset Scoliosis). Many parents have dedicated their time, resources, and even finances to advance ISOP’s mission and goals. Now, more than ever, we must each do what we can to perpetuate this forward momentum. As with most things in life, reaching a goal takes time, people to help share the work, and money. As you sit at your computer, reading the amazing personal stories of healing on this website, do you ever wonder what you can do to help? Learn More