Becoming our Patient

Finding a scoliosic clinic and care team that meets your expectations, needs and goals is one of the most important aspects at the start of the journey.

Taking the first steps.

A diagnosis of scoliosis or hyperkyphosis can be a challenging time for a child, adolescent or adult. It’s quite normal to have lots of thoughts and questions ahead of deciding on treatment, and there is a lot to take in. Together with your family and friends, we’re here to help. Your care is our focus, every step of the way.

Consider this page your guide to becoming our patient. We’re here to help you make sense of the diagnosis, your options and help ensure you get the care you need.

Why Choose Us?

  • We provide dedicated scoliosis clinics, offering world class care in a complex and highly specific field.
  • We are leaders in non-surgical scoliosis and hyperkyphosis care, delivered by a team who have specific expertise in diagnosing and treating these conditions.
  • We offer children, adolescents and adults, personalised treatment options tailored to their unique needs and goals. We are guided by evidence and the SOSORT guidelines.
  • We invest in and develop the latest technology and tools to ensure that our patients receive the most advanced and effective treatments available.
Why choose ScoliCare?
Choosing a Clinic
Choosing a Clinic

Deciding on Care
Deciding on Care

We understand that choosing a clinic and clinician for care can be a daunting task.

This video looks at the key things you should consider when choosing a clinic for care for you or your child.

Planning for Care
Planning for Care

At ScoliCare, we are dedicated to supporting and guiding you, or your child, through every step of your treatment including the initial decision making stages.

It’s important to feel comfortable. Knowing the answers to practical and common questions can help with this. Click the button below for some frequently asked questions and answers.

Planning for Care

What to Expect with ScoliCare

We understand that every journey is unique and that no patient or treatment is quite the same, so we promise to work alongside you and provide all of the answers, advice and individualised care that you or your child deserves.

Our commitment to patients:

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Frequently Asked Questions About Becoming a Patient

Our practitioners are known as ‘Scoliosis Clinicians’. They come from a range of spinal related clinical backgrounds including chiropractic, osteopathy and orthotics/prosthetics. 

All have completed postgraduate studies in the conservative management of scoliosis, and are highly trained and experienced in working with patients with scoliosis and hyperkyphosis. This ensures a high level of knowledge and professionalism in the field.  You might like to look up more information on your clinician.

You do not need a referral to make an appointment with ScoliCare.

If you do have a referral though, please bring it along with you to the initial consulation.

Unfortunately ScoliCare is not an NDIS registered provider. Some patients are able to access funding through NDIS, however, their scoliosis or hyperkyphosis is usually in addition to other pre-existing conditions.

It is best to speak to your NDIS contact to find out further information about this.

At ScoliCare, our focus is primarily on non-surgical treatment options for both scoliosis and hyperkyphosis. Our main goal is to help our patients find the correct treatment options to help them live fuller, healthier lives without surgical intervention where possible.

After a thorough assessment,  our clinicians will discuss your treatment options and management plan in detail, offering a tailored approach to suit your needs. Non-surgical options available include:

  • Custom 3D bracing for scoliosis and hyperkyphosis
  • Specific exercise rehabilitation

We acknowledge that each patient case is unique. There may be some cases where monitoring or surgical opinion may be more appropriate. Hence we tailor our treatment to the individual’s needs after a thorough initial assessment has been conducted.

There is a significant amount of information that can be obtained via the history and physical examination.

However, to truly understand what is going on with the spine and how it is responding to treatment, X-rays will be required at certain intervals in the treatment schedule. The only way to accurately diagnosis and measure a scoliosis, and to monitor its progress, is with X-rays.

Wherever possible, low dose X-ray or scoliosis ultrasound is recommended to limit a patient’s lifetime exposure.

We are a non-surgical clinic, however we do co-manage some cases with surgeons.

If the clinician determines a consult with a surgeon is appropriate, then they will discuss this with you during your appointment.

When selecting a clinic for scoliosis or hyperkyphosis care, it’s important that you choose the care and support that’s right for you. 

ScoliCare offers a highly qualified team of clinicians and rehabilitation therapists delivering evidence based 3D custom bracing and specific rehabilitation care. 

Treatment recommendations are made following the SOSORT guidelines and we also work together with health professionals in all fields who may be involved in your care, to help achieve the best possible results.

Initial consultations at ScoliCare clinics can be booked both online and by calling our friendly team. Visit our website and find the clinic closest to you by clicking here.

If you are located in Australia, call 1300 883 884 if you would prefer to make an appointment over the phone.

We have dedicated ScoliCare clinics in Sydney (2 locations), Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Naples (Florida, USA).

ScoliCare Affiliate clinics are also located in Hobart, Perth, Cairns and the Gold Coast.

More information on our clinics can be found here.

Contact us if you have a query

Contact us if you have a query

Contact us if you have a query

Contact us if you have a query