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Your Child Was Diagnosed with Scoliosis...


Books to Guide Your Journey

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Next Steps

What to Expect

Find out what you and your child can expect as you navigate the journey from scoliosis diagnosis to initial treatment.

Meet the Authors

Straight Talk Scoliosis authors Robin Stoltz & Theresa Mulvaney

Robin Stoltz (left) and Theresa Mulvaney

Theresa E. Mulvaney

The mother of four adult children, Theresa has been an advocate for children with learning disabilities and their families, as well as her current work for those affected by scoliosis. Her youngest daughter’s experience with scoliosis led Theresa to become a Parent Advocate for Curvy Girls. She devotes countless hours guiding and supporting families around the country. Theresa also works with professionals and medical practices to adopt patient-centered, conservative approaches to scoliosis care. Theresa and her husband, Bobby, a facilities engineer, reside in Mount Sinai, NY.

Robin Stoltz, LCSW

An educator and Clinical Social Worker for over 35 years, Robin is the mother of two adult children. Her younger child Leah’s experience with scoliosis, which inspired her to start Curvy Girls, also led Robin to meet with Girls’ parents to lend support and guidance. Robin supports the work of Curvy Girls’ mentors to ensure the effectiveness of Curvy Girls' peer support in their network of over 100 chapters worldwide. After many years as Deputy Executive Director of a behavioral health center, Robin now has a private practice specializing in adolescents and adults. She holds credentials in addiction disorders and has advanced training in evidence-based approaches to trauma including EMDR and mindfulness. Robin and her husband, Michael, also a social worker, reside in Smithtown, NY and have traveled the country in their RV joyfully visiting CG leaders along the way.


“As someone who wore a brace throughout my childhood, I wish I’d had access to a book like this when I was growing up. I’m thrilled this book exists now to help children and their families navigate their treatment and, importantly, to know that they’re not alone.”

Rachel Rabkin Peachman, Health Journalist

“Consistent with our philosophy of looking at the person and not just the curve, The Journey Continues speaks to the perspective of ‘patient as person.’ Terry and Robin are comprehensive in their efforts to help each child and parent be both informed and seen as a whole person. This book is written from the hearts and minds of people who have been there and want to make your journey go a bit smoother.”

Manual Rigo, MD, PhD, Chair Barcelona Physical Therapy  School 

"Terry and Robin are real people, with real-life experience, who understand the diagnosis and the journey ahead. This book reads as if you are sitting down and talking with the individuals themselves while raising awareness as to the questions you need to be asking." 

Sebrina Cronin, Parent

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