Using a Scoliometer
Ask the child to slowly bend forward until the shoulders are
level with the hips. The examiner should view the child from
the back with eyes at the same level as the back.
Adjust the bending position height so the deformity of the
spine is most pronounced.
Gently lay the scoliometer across the deformity at right
angles to the body, with the marking centered over the curve.
Observe the scoliometer reading.
General Rule: Refer to a physician with a scoliometer reading of seven degrees or greater.