Almost anyone can help to identify a child or adult with scoliosis just by viewing the person in a standing position, preferably bare-chested and in shorts, and observing the following: One shoulder may be more elevated than the other, one scapula (shoulder blade) may be more elevated or more conspicuous than the other, there may be more room between the arm and the body on one side when the arms hang relaxed at the side., one hip may look to be raised or more prominent than the other, the head is not in plumb with the pelvis, when the person is viewed from the rear and asked to lean forward until the spine is horizontal, one side of the back seems more raised than the other,  The child or adult should be sent to a healthcare professional, such as a chiropractor, for further assessment once scoliosis is suspected.
Chiropractor - Coral Gables, Dr. Alan Creed, 1427 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables FL, 33134 305-446-1718