Volunteering and Social Contribution
Volunteering is an issue which involves us all, irrespective of any social class or professional capacity. Our values are solidarity, altruism, communication, coexistence and contribution to our fellow man.
We were brought up by our ancestors on principles based on social sensitivity and respect for fellow human beings.
We closely connect our work, as well as the lack of information on prevention during the crisis in Greece, with active participation in voluntary social contribution and NGOs projects.
Sharing a common orientation with the Skeletal Health Association “PETALOUDA” (BUTTERFLY), in 2012, we started offering complimentary preventive controls for scoliosis/kyphosis and other spine deformities, using Formetric 4D, throughout Greece.
With these complementary controls, numerous families were served and parents were able to be informed about skeletal deformities. Problems of kyphosis, scoliosis and other skeletal deformities were detected in adolescents and pre-adolescents when the problem mainly arises.
From the results of a study conducted 8 out of 10 people had never been examined for kyphosis – scoliosis.
The Scoliosis Spine Laser Center is close to students, athletes and educators.
Primary Prevention, which aims to combat and prevent the risks threatening our health, although most important, is usually unknown and rarely applied. Primary prevention addresses the healthy population and in particular children, adolescents and young people. In order to increase the efficiency of the prevention programmes, a combination of interventions is pursued. Hence prevention is also addressed to adults. The great goal of prevention today is to inform, convince and ultimately give “a health education” to the individual and society as a whole, for the acceptance of a healthy standard of living.
During the last few years, the Scoliosis SLC has been standing close to children, students, adolescents, athletes, adults and pensioners, offering tests, informative lectures and staging various events with specialised scientists all around Greece!
This action counts more than 200 events, both in Attica and the region. To this day, we have offered at least 8.000 complimentary preventive controls for scoliosis, kyphosis and other spine deformities, using Formetric4D on the whole territory. The largest percentage of events has been held in school communities, sports and cultural associations as well as municipal polyclinics throughout Greece.
By effecting preventive controls, many families are served, parents are informed of the skeletal deformities and the problems of kyphosis, scoliosis and other skeletal deformities are detected.
Of course, the action does not stop here, since the scientific team of the Scoliosis SLC continues its work.
We contribute effectively to society, responding to every request made by private or public agencies, (athletic, school or cultural associations, municipal social services etc.), by being present and participating in events to inform on skeletal health.
According to the needs and particularities of each case, we are in a position to provide control of the spine using the Formetric4 without radiation, with the voluntary contribution of our people, who embrace with zeal our initiatives and provide a work of substance to society.