Here at Scoliosis SOS, we pride ourselves on our status as a truly international treatment centre. Scoliosis sufferers of all ages have come from all over the world to receive non-surgical treatment at our clinic – in fact, in the last year alone, we have treated individuals from no fewer than 72 different countries and territories! (Not including the United Kingdom, where our clinic is located.)
In the last 12 months, as shown on the map above, we have been lucky enough to meet and treat people from:
- Czech Republic
- Faroe Islands
- Hong Kong
- Isle of Man
- New Zealand
- Norfolk Island
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates
- United States of America
- Virgin Islands
You can read about some of our visitors from abroad on our Overseas Patients
page. If you visit our YouTube channel
, you will also be able to watch interviews with many of our foreign patients.
Why do people choose to travel to our clinic?
Having scanned the long list of countries above, you may be wondering why exactly the Scoliosis SOS Clinic is worth a long journey to London from Tanzania or Peru or New Zealand. In other words: why do people from every corner of the globe come to our clinic in England?
The answer is rooted in the fact that we specialise in non-surgical treatment
for scoliosis and other spinal conditions. In most parts of the world, the standard treatment route for scoliosis sufferers involves wearing an uncomfortable plastic brace and undergoing surgery if the curve progresses past a certain point. Here at Scoliosis SOS, we offer a real alternative to surgical intervention: ScolioGold therapy
, our own treatment programme which is based on the Schroth method
but also incorporates numerous other approaches.
For years now, ScolioGold treatment has been reducing Cobb angles
and improving quality of life among scoliosis patients from all sorts of backgrounds. Effective non-surgical treatments for scoliosis are unfortunately still unavailable in many countries, and this – combined with the worldwide word-of-mouth advertising that our happy patients provide for us upon returning home – goes a long way to explaining why people are prepared to travel long distances to benefit from our own treatment methods.
No matter where in the world you live, if you are suffering from a curved spine, we would love to hear from you. Contact Scoliosis SOS today to arrange an initial consultation – this can be carried out via Skype or over the telephone if you don’t live anywhere near London.
Although the Scoliosis SOS Clinic is based in London, we consider ourselves to be an international treatment centre – just take a look at the overseas patient case studies
featured on our website.
Over the years, we have treated patients from a huge array of countries. Scoliosis sufferers have come to us from North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania, not to mention our many patients from across the European continent. This includes several patients from the Scandinavian region – patients such as Axel Von Sydow, who travelled from Sweden to enrol on one of our 2-week fast-track courses.
Axel suffers from a condition called Scheuermann’s disease
, which manifests itself in the form of a rounded upper back (hyperkyphosis
). The effects of hyperkyphosis are similar to the effects of scoliosis, except for the fact that the condition causes the spine to curve forward rather than sideways. Like scoliosis, the condition can be very painful for those who suffer from it, particularly following periods of exercise or long spells of inactivity. This was certainly the case for Axel, who first noticed his condition during his time as a teenage ice hockey player. Axel noticed that his back often felt stiff after playing sports, and after undergoing further medical investigation, he was diagnosed with Scheuermann’s.
Although Axel found that he was able to manage his condition for many years, he noticed that as he got older, he was finding it increasingly difficult to cope with the symptoms of his hyperkyphosis – particularly the feelings of fatigue. This was especially problematic for his job as a software developer, which required him to sit down in the same position for long periods of time. Having heard about Scoliosis SOS from his mother, who had been researching Axel’s condition online, Axel decided to look into our treatment options further and find out about some of our previous hyperkyphosis cases.
Impressed by what he found online, Axel booked onto one of our fast-track courses, making the journey over from Sweden to begin his treatment at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic in London. Our 2-week courses combine course exercise classes with one-on-one treatments with our therapists, allowing patients to fine-tune their programme in order to relieve the symptoms of their own spinal curvature. This is particularly helpful for patients from overseas, as it allows them to identify and perfect a specially-tailored set of movements for treating their condition in only a short space of time. These exercises can then be performed by the patient themselves in order to continue the progress made at our clinic.
To find out more about Axel’s story, watch his patient experience video:
If you’re patient from Sweden who is currently looking for an effective non-surgical approach to treating your spinal condition, please don’t hesitate to get in touch
with our clinic today to find out how we can help!