25/25 Scolioss Initiative

Making It Happen

  • Public awareness of scoliosis on the effects of the condition, common myths, and the need to find early stage scoliosis interventions to prevent the need for scoliosis fusion surgery.
  • Proactive Parent Empowerment by knowing the most common profiles of early stage scoliosis patients, at home screening procedures, prognostic test available, and a complete and unbiased list of early stage scoliosis intervention opportunities.
  • Encouraging and promoting prognostic testing for scoliosis to identify children whom are most “at risk” for curve progression
  • Early Stage Scoliosis Intervention opportunities such as specialized exercise programs, scoliosis activity suit, casting, bracing, Neurotransmitter Supplementation, and minimally invasive non-fusion surgical procedures.

The 25/25 Scoliosis Initiative represents the first significant scale effort in which the Orthopedic and Chiropractic communities are making a collaborative effort towards common scoliosis treatment goals.

Sign The Petition

Support early stage scoliosis intervention & scoliosis awareness. The petition will serve as first example of public’s support for reducing the rate of spinal fusion surgeries for scoliosis and the data will be provided to professional organizations such as the Scoliosis Research Society and National Scoliosis Foundation.

We, the undersigned, are aware of the profound physical, emotional, and psychological effects of the scoliosis condition, and support advancements in early stage detection, patient/parent empowerment through knowledge, and early stage scoliosis interventions that prevent the need for scoliosis fusion surgery in the future.


Professional Supporters

The following are doctors supporting this initiative and programs.

ICSB Members VBS/Tethering Providers

Aatif Siddiqui (FELLOW)
2 W 45th St.,
4th Floor,
New York, NY 10036
(212) 335-2020

David Hicks
295 Turnberry Pl.,
St. Peters, MO 63376
(636) 329-8774

Mark Berry
1580 Montgomery Hwy,
Ste 14,
Hoover, AL 35216
(888) 276-8481

Andrew Strauss
250 W. Route 59,
Ste 4,
Nanuet, NY 100954-2234
(845) 624-0010

Clayton Stitzel (FELLOW)
504 West Orange St.,
Litilz PA 17543
(717) 627 7463

Boris Nektalov
150-31 Union Turnpike,
Queens, NY 11367
(347) 829-6322

Mark Morningstar (FELLOW)
8293 Office Park Dr,
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
(810) 694-3576

Randolph Michaux
552 Ft. Evans Rd.,
m Ste 306,
Leesburg, VA 20176
(571) 258-1352

Wendy Jane Leavell
4045 Wadsworth Blvd.,
Ste 30,
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(303) 452-7300

Will Kalla
571 Upper Serangoon Rd.,
03-02 The Yardley,
Singapore 534798
+65 6737 0515

Matthew Janzen
256 E. Hamiliton Ave.,
Ste F,
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 379-0133

Thomas Harvey
421 N. Frederic St.,
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 506-3040

Alex Greaux
2440 NE Miami Gardens Dr.
Miami, FL 33180
(305) 705-0777

Michael Farrell
2244 E. Harmony Rd.,
Ft. Collins, CO 80528
(970) 658-5113

April Cardwell
6726 Grand Park Dr.,
Timnath CO 80547
(970) 658-5113

Susan Bosler
108 Landin Rd,
New Haven, IN 46774
(260) 203-0008

Brent Berlener
3216 Emerald Ln,
Ste A,
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(573) 636-6400

Michael Janzen
256 E. Hamiliton Ave.,
Ste F,
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 379-0133

Brian Dovorany (FELLOW)
2031 S Webster Ave,
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 430 5117

Roger Elmer (FELLOW)
3025 E. Desert Inn Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 798-1112

VBS=Vertebral Body Stapling
VBT=Vertebral Body Tethering

Randal R. Betz, MD VBS and VBT
Darryl Antonacci, MD
Institute for Spine and Scoliosis
3100 Princeton Pike, Bldg. 1
Lawrenceville, NJ 98648 and
800A Fifth Avenue, Suite 301
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (609) 912-1500
Contact: Janet jcerrone@spineandscoliosis.com

John A Churchill, MD VBS
Pediatric Orthopedics of Southwest Florida
15821 Hollyfern Court
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Tel: (239) 432-5100

Mohammed Diab, MD VBS and VBT
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
400 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143
Tel: (415) 353-2967 or (415) 353-9384
Contact: Marcos

Lawrence L. Haber, MD VBS and starting VBT
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Batson Children’s Hospital
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216-4505
Tel: (888) 815-2005 or (601) 984-6525

M.Timothy Hresko, MD VBS
Boston Children’s Hospital Orthopedic Center
300 Longwood Avenue
Fegan, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617) 355-6021

Baron Lonner, MD VBS
Director, Scoliosis and Spine Associates
820 2nd Avenue #7A
New York, NY 10017
Tel. (212) 986-0140

Scott Luhmann, MD VBS and VBT
Shriners Hospital for Children~ St. Louis
2001 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St Louis, MO 63131-3597
Tel: (314) 432-3600
Contact: Janet Schick, RN

Peter O. Newton, MD VBT only
Rady Children’s Hospital
3030 Children’s Way, 3rd Floor
San Diego, CA 92123
Tel: (858) 966-6789
Contact: Amy

Timothy Oswold, MD VBS and starting VBT
Pediatric Orthopaedic Associates, P.C.
6 Executive Park Drive,
Suite 10
Atlanta, GA 30329
Tel: (404) 321-9900

Amer Samdani, MD VBS and VBT
Joshua Pahys, MD
Patrick Cahill, MD
Shriners Hospital for Children ~Philadelphia
3551 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Tel: (800) 281-4050 or (215) 430-4000
Contact: Suzanne smanzioni@shrinenet.org

Richard M Schwend, MD VBS and starting VBT
Children’s Mercy Hospital
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Tel: (816) 234-3075
Contact: Valorie Thomas, PNP BC

Peter F. Sturm MD VBS and VBT
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Ave. MLC 2017
Cincinnati, OH 45239
Tel: 513-636-4785

Michael Vitale,MD VBS
NewYork Presbyterian-
Morgan Stanley Children’s
3959 Broadway, Suite 800
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4565

Raising the Standards

The International Chiropractic Scoliosis Board is committed to raising the standards of scoliosis treatment in the Chiropractic profession to a unprecedented degree. The Chiropractic scoliosis experts of the future will provide a broad scope of treatment options that serve the needs of the patient and condition on a whole body basis and level, not just the spinal curvature.


Step 1: Download and complete the following Membership Registration Form

Step 2: Email Completed Form registration@chiropracticscoliosis.org

* Membership is required for course credits towards certification.

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