Friday, August 08, 2014 Pediatrics Section and Scoliosis Research Society Emphasize Importance of Early Detection The effectiveness of bracing in treating adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) has been well-established, but early detection is key. That's where physical therapists (PTs) come in. The APTA Section on Pediatrics is working with the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) to develop resources for physical therapists (PTs) on the detection and management of AIS. SRS has already issued Screening Procedure Guidelines for Spinal Deformity. Coming soon: More information from APTA on the role of PTs in managing those diagnosed with AIS.