Luke’s mission is to provide the best non-operative scoliosis care, and he is committed to building relationships in the global spinal community. That’s why in 2006 he became a member of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), the premier international society aimed at fostering optimal care for all patients with spinal deformities. To this day, Luke is one of only a few orthotists actively involved in SRS as they typically target orthopaedic and neurological surgeons.
This year’s annual meeting in Montréal focused on the improvement of patient care for those with spinal deformities. Many of the topics and papers presented at the meeting focused on current scoliosis and spinal deformity research. Ideas were shared, and connections were made, with anyone involved in the treatment of spinal deformities including spine surgeons, residents and fellows, physician assistants, nurses, researchers, and other allied health professionals.
On a final note, we would like to congratulate one of the orthopaedic surgeons with whom we frequently collaborate, Dr. Paul Sponseller, for being named the 2019-20 SRS President. Dr. Sponseller is a professor of urology and orthopaedic surgery, and he serves as the chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
At National Scoliosis Center we are committed to providing the best care and remain diligent in working with others who want to do the same; thus, we will continue to grow and educate ourselves, participate in research, and collaborate with others in the spinal care community. Luke looks forward to attending future SRS meetings and strengthening his relationships with other spinal care experts.