ScoliCare: World leaders in scoliosis

How to detect scoliosis

There are a number of ‘warning signs’ to look for to indicate that perhaps you or someone you know has scoliosis. Use our guide to undertake an initial check. If you notice any one or more of these signs, you should consult a trained Scoliosis Clinician for a full assessment.

How to assess and treat scoliosis

Research suggests that early intervention, with more active non-surgical treatments, can play an important role in treating scoliosis however there is no one size fits all solution. Choosing the right treatment for scoliosis relies on first being able to accurately assess and measure it.

Innovative bracing technology

Bracing has been used as an early intervention treatment for scoliosis for decades. There are many types of scoliosis braces ranging from soft dynamic braces to rigid over-corrective braces. ScoliCare uses 3D scanning technology to produce completely customized spinal braces for each patient.

Scoliosis diagnosis and treatment

Each case of scoliosis is unique and, depending on severity, age and mobility, treatment options need to adapt to the needs of the individual. This is why scoliosis treatment for teenagers varies from adult scoliosis treatment options.

The time of scoliosis diagnosis can be stressful for patients (as well as parents). We are happy to discuss any concerns you have as we understand that providing in-depth information is key to moving forward with a successful treatment program. There are certain things that every parent needs to know about scoliosis. This website will help you to understand scoliosis and give you the knowledge to move forward with your journey.

If you would like to discuss your or your child’s personal case please feel free to contact us. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about scoliosis treatment for yourself or your child and give you an overview of the scoliosis assessment and services we offer.

FAQs

If you suspect that you or your child has scoliosis it is important to check as soon as possible to ensure you or your child receives the right treatment at the right time. There are certain ways to detect scoliosis, for example, firstly you could use ScoliCare’s free app called ScoliScreen to do a quick online check for risk factors. The next step is to make an appointment with a qualified Scoliosis Clinician to assess your individual situation and provide treatment options.

As one of the very few dedicated scoliosis clinics, ScoliCare is committed to remaining at the global forefront of scoliosis assessment and non-surgical scoliosis treatment options. We often receive referrals from other health practitioners such as your doctor, chiropractor or physiotherapist and we can co-manage treatment.

Depending on the severity of the scoliosis, there are non-surgical scoliosis treatment options available. One method is scoliosis bracing which may prevent the curvature from worsening and potentially prevent the need for surgery. Another method is undertaking a scoliosis-specific exercise program, such as ScoliBalance, on its own or in conjunction with bracing.

As with all medical treatments, a scoliosis consultation is needed to ascertain the best possible approach for a successful outcome. Consideration is given to a patient’s age, where they are in their growth cycle, and their priorities e.g. an adult’s highest priority might be reducing pain. Should surgery be determined as the most appropriate treatment for you, we will refer you to a specialist scoliosis surgeon.

Generally, scoliosis surgery is reserved for spinal curvatures of more than 50 degrees or in cases where other treatments are not viable. We prefer to offer alternatives to surgery where possible to help patients with scoliosis. Depending on whether it’s an infant, juvenile, adolescent or adult presenting with scoliosis symptoms, the treatment options vary, depending on the severity of scoliosis.

We highly recommend a visit to our clinic to discuss the appropriate treatment methods available to suit your diagnosis and lifestyle requirements. You may simply require scoliosis-specific exercises such as ScoliBalance, or it may be determined that you will benefit more from a scoliosis brace, or you may need both. In the event surgery is deemed appropriate we are here to guide you through the process by offering surgical referrals to our network of scoliosis surgeons. We will also assist you through the recovery stages.

Booking a consultation is the first step toward seeking effective treatment for scoliosis. During your consultation, we will conduct a postural assessment and organize a standing X-ray which will be used to determine the Cobb angle of the spine. We will also consider the probability of the scoliosis worsening over time, lifestyle factors/needs, age of the patient, and more. From here, we can begin to discuss the most effective scoliosis treatment, whether that is exercise or a brace, a combination of both, or surgery as a last resort.

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News

The latest updates and news from ScoliCare

21 September 2022

Research Review: Lower Back Pain in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

By Ella Bourne – Chiropractor Background Idiopathic Scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity in adolescents, with established prevalence 2-3% in adolescents (1). The estimated prevalence of lower back pain in adolescents has been reported in a systematic review by Theroux et al to range from 17.7% to 33.6% (2).…

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21 September 2022

Daily tips to help scoliosis pain

By Rebecca Phillips – Exercise Physiologist Team Leader Scoliosis can cause pain of varying intensity and frequency for each person. It is often thought that pain is more common in adult scoliosis, but there is also evidence of a possible 35-42% prevalence of low back pain in adolescents with idiopathic…

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2 August 2022

ScoliBalance – Scoliosis Specific Exercise Rehabilitation

We’ve long known that specific scoliosis rehabilitation and exercise programs are an essential part of a complete approach to patient care. Research* has shown that these specialised programs can help to stop small scoliosis curves from progressing, and in the case of larger curves, can be used as an important…

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12 July 2022

Tips For Wearing a Brace to School

Ella Bourne, Chiropractor   Going to school with a ScoliBrace can be most daunting part about getting the brace. Below we have some tips and ideas, which can help to make the transition smoother. During the first week of having your brace, we recommend you don’t wear it to school.…

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