Allied health students from Keiser University’s Orlando campus recently partnered with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in Orange County to assist with scoliosis examinations for over 600 boys and girls between the ages of 11-12 at Lake Nona Elementary School.
“We are honored to partner with the FDOH in such an important community endeavor,” said Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., Chancellor, and CEO of Keiser University. “By assisting with these examinations, our students receive the practical experience they can draw on as they move forward in their career.”
During the scoliosis screenings, Keiser students identified numerous students showing potential signs of scoliosis. “It was a long day but very rewarding at the same time,” said Bibi Sullivan, Program Director. “The opportunity to partner with FDOH and support our community is really rewarding for our students and program.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. Signs and symptoms of scoliosis may include:
- Uneven shoulders
- One shoulder blade that appears more prominent than the other
- Uneven waist
- One hip higher than the other
For more information regarding Scoliosis, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/scoliosis/symptoms-causes.
For information regarding Keiser University’s medical assisting program, visit https://www.keiseruniversity.edu/medical-assisting-as/.
Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university, serving nearly 20,000 students and employing 2,900 faculty and staff members. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, the university currently offers more than 100 degrees at 21 Florida campuses, as well as online and at two international sites. Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a level VI institution to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. For additional information regarding Keiser University, visit http://www.keiseruniversity.edu.