The international Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Treatment (SOSORT) elected Luke Stikeleather, CO, as president at its annual meeting held this spring in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Stikeleather is the founder, president, and chief orthotist of the National Scoliosis Center (NSC), Fairfax, Virginia.
SOSORT is a nonprofit organization with a primary mission to promote multidisciplinary collaboration among scientists, healthcare professionals, patients, and families, and to establish best practice guidelines in the nonoperative treatment of scoliosis and spinal deformity.
Stikeleather, a founding member of SOSORT, opened the NSC in 2015, after more than 25 years of clinical experience caring for children with scoliosis. He teaches and mentors orthotists throughout the world, and participates in training, conferences, clinical trials, and scoliosis support groups. He is an associate fellow with the Scoliosis Research Society, a reviewer for the journal Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders, and was actively involved in the Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial.