Did you see the Scoliosis SOS team on TV earlier this week?
A Matter of Life and Debt is a BBC One documentary series that focuses on credit unions, responsible moneylenders, and the people whose lives have been transformed by ethical loans.
The third episode of A Matter of Life and Debt‘s current series aired on Wednesday (21 August 2019), and it featured a segment about our Clinic Principal Erika Maude and the loan that helped her to set up the Scoliosis SOS Clinic back in 2006.
Having been let down by a high-street bank, Erika instead sought assistance from Foundation East, a responsible lender that provides finance and support for businesses. They approved Scoliosis SOS for a loan of £50,000 – a sum that, thanks to the clinic’s instant success, was repaid within just nine months!
If you missed our appearance on A Matter of Life and Debt, don’t worry – you can watch it below!
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The British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) is the UK regulator and professional association for sport rehabilitators. On Friday 14th February, the University of Nottingham hosted its third student BASRaT conference.
What is the student BaSRat conference?
The student BASRaT conference allows sports injury and rehabilitation students from all over the UK to participate in a day of continued professional development via workshops and talks from keynote speakers.
How were Scoliosis SOS involved?
This year, our Birmingham satellite therapist Sian – a University of Nottingham graduate – delivered an educational talk to conference attendees.
Sian’s speech covered:
Here’s what Sian had to say about the 2020 BASRaT conference…
“This was a great opportunity to go back to my own university and raise awareness to future sport rehabilitators who are sure to come across patients with scoliosis at some point during their practice. It is a subject that is often overlooked and certainly not explored in depth as part of undergraduate courses, so providing these talks regarding the anatomy changes and screening tools for scoliosis is so important!”
Sian has received some great feedback from the students, some of whom have already expressed further interest in gaining work experience with the Scoliosis SOS Clinic!
- Scoliosis education
- Screening tools that can be used to detect scoliosis
- Current treatment options provided by the NHS
- Our in-house ScolioGold method
About Scoliosis SOS Our Birmingham Clinic
The Scoliosis SOS Clinic in Birmingham is based right in the heart of the city centre, so if you’re staying nearby during your treatment, there are lots of attractions to be seen!
Our clinic is located in Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade (pictured below). Originally built in 1877 as a tunnel spanning the rail line between Snow Hill and Moor Street stations, the arcade is now home to independent retailers and is often described as a ‘home of hidden gems’. The arcade is bursting with character and Victorian charm.
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We also have The Bullring and Grand Central (only 0.4 miles from the Scoliosis SOS Clinic), which have linked up to highlight Birmingham as one of the ultimate UK shopping destinations. With over 200 shops between the two – including Selfridges, John Lewis and Debenhams – you can shop until you drop!
For a family day out…
Thinktank, Birmingham’s science museum, is an attraction not to be missed. Located within the Millennium Point building (only 0.6 miles from our Scoliosis SOS Clinic), Thinktank is your opportunity to experience hands-on exhibits and historical collections that explore the science of the world around us. There’s something for everyone to see and enjoy – highlights include the science garden, the planetarium and an exciting programme of events and activities.
You can also see how your favourite confectionery is made at Cadbury World. Explore the history behind Cadbury chocolate and watch the chocolatiers reveal the secrets of traditional chocolate making. You’ll even have the chance to enjoy some of your favourite Cadbury treats along the way. This attraction is only a short train journey from Birmingham New Street station.
Photo by Elliott Brown
Other museums in Birmingham include:
Take in a show…
Located just 0.6 miles from our scoliosis clinic, the Birmingham Hippodrome is Birmingham’s flagship theatre. Shows not to be missed in 2020 include the Nutcracker ballet, Mamma Mia! and Les Misérables. More seats are sold at the Hippodrome each year than by any other British theatre, including those in London’s West End!
Photo by Elliott Brown
Other places to take in a show:
Off the beaten track…
Just ten minutes from The Bullring and Grand Central, Digbeth is Birmingham’s bohemian district. Here you’ll find the Custard Factory, a creative hub that’s home to many independent shops, cafés, bars, restaurants and the Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen.
Photo by Sharon VanderKaay
Digbeth is full of character, and there’s plenty to see and do, from street art to street food at the Digbeth Dining Club‘s weekly food and drink festival.
There’s also Birmingham’s oldest pub, The Old Crown, which first opened in 1368.
Getting to and from the clinic
Our Birmingham clinic is located within easy walking distance of three train stations:
For information on bus services that run to and from Birmingham city centre, visit nxbus.co.uk.
- Snow Hill Railway Station is 0.1 miles away (2 minute walk)
- Birmingham New Street is 0.3 miles away (6 minute walk)
- Birmingham Moor Street is 0.4 miles away (7 minute walk)
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