Check for scoliosis. Scoliosis screening is done in schools for adolescents to check for any obvious abnormal spinal asymmetry or curvature on physical examination. This may include a "hump" along the ribs - especially seen with forward bending, having 1 shoulder higher than the other, tight hamstrings, abnormal scoliometer measurement, etc. If an abnormality is suspected, then a referral to a physician is given.
Brief physical. A bief physical exam you bend over with arms in front of you like diving examiner looks for rib rotation rib humps xray to follow if the examiner sees a rib hump that might indicate scoliosis screening in his way is niether sensitive or specific.