Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that most often is diagnosed in adolescents. Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but some curves worsen as children grow and severe scoliosis can be disabling. An especially-severe spinal curve can reduce the amount of space within the chest, making it difficult for the lungs to function properly, and thus creating complications such as chronic pain, breathing difficulties, and a reduced capacity for exercise.
In conjunction with the official Scoliosis Awareness Month in June 2022, ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has partnered with pharmaceutical company, Viatris to drive awareness among Malaysians. The collaboration will be held across four pharmacy branches in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya and walk-in visitors will receive a complimentary posture screening to detect early signs of Scoliosis if any.
“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 also honoured 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.
“Through these screenings, we hope to make a difference in the patients’ lives and improving 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. The screenings will be held throughout Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya in Malaysia with location and dates available via the website: www.altyortho.com.
Read more about Scoliosis in the Ministry of Health Malaysia website: Scoliosis – PORTAL MyHEALTH.
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