Over the years, we have treated a lot of patients from Birmingham and the surrounding area! We love helping people of all ages to manage their back problems and regain their independence. To celebrate the recent opening of our new scoliosis clinic in Birmingham, here are a few of our Birmingham success stories…

Lavinia, 44 years old

Lavinia, 44

Lavinia was a housewife and keen gardener who was struggling to cope with her scoliosis. Her spinal curvature was so severe, doctors warned her she might not be able to stand up straight again. Lavinia had been diagnosed with scoliosis in her twenties, but hadn’t pursued treatment at the time. It was only when her condition visibly worsened in her forties that she explored our exercise-based therapy options.

” I feel so much better about my body and I have gained so much confidence.”

Read Lavinia’s Story Here >

Nistha, 14 years old

Nishtha, 14

Nishtha from Birmingham was a keen ballet dancer before her scoliosis worsened and started to cause her pain. Medics warned her that she may have to quit dancing, which left Nishtha heartbroken. She was even having nightmares about her condition. Our exercise-based treatment programme allowed Nishtha to get back to doing what she loved and sleep easy again!

I can finally get back to dancing, and I’m no longer scared about closing my eyes at night.”

Read Nishtha’s Story Here >

Helen, 75 years old

Helen, 75

Helen, a grandmother from Birmingham and another keen gardener, was in severe pain due to her scoliosis. Doctors told her that she had two options: live with the pain or undergo invasive spinal fusion surgery. Luckily, we were able to offer her a third, exercise-based option.

“I am so pleased with the results I have achieved. I truly believed that I was going to need to have my spine fused. I feel like I am back in control and I am getting used to being able to attend to my flowers again without pain.”

Read Helen’s Story Here >

Lucy, 12 years old

Lucy, 12

Lucy was told her scoliosis was so bad that she might not stand up straight again. She had to face the prospect of spinal fusion surgery at a very young age, and she started to lose interest in the activities she loved. Luckily, her parents discovered our clinic and were able to bring her to us for a 4-week course of treatment. Her condition is now under control and she is no longer a candidate for surgery.

” I feel like myself again.”

Read Lucy’s Story Here >

Emily, 19 years old

Emily, 19

Emily, a passionate scuba diver, was told she might have to give up her dreams after she was diagnosed with scoliosis at 19. Internet research led her to the Scoliosis SOS Clinic, and our therapists helped Emily to regain her confidence and improve her spinal curve. Now, she’s going to university to study marine biology and can get back to doing the scuba diving she loves.

“I have my confidence back, and I am ready to throw myself into university and get back to going on as many scuba diving holidays as I can fit in!”

Read Emily’s Story Here >

James, 15 years old

James, 15

James, a keen tennis player from Birmingham, thought that his sporting career would be cut short due to his condition. He was in excruciating pain and found his time away from tennis soul-destroying. He wanted to find a scoliosis treatment that would still allow him to pursue his dream career as a sports therapist. He came to us for treatment and is now back to playing tennis regularly!

“It was amazing to believe that even though my spine was curving, I could prevent it from getting worse by doing a few simple movements. It has given me a new lease on life and I’m looking forward to the summer as I missed out on so many tennis games.”

Read James’ Story Here >

Ayesha, 18 years old

Ayesha, 18

Aspiring model Ayesha was left devastated when her curved spine started to impact her career prospects, but she wasn’t going to let scoliosis stand in the way of her dreams. She came to the Scoliosis SOS Clinic for treatment and continues to exercise every day to improve her posture. Ayesha has grown to be over an inch taller since visiting the Scoliosis SOS Clinic as her spine continues to straighten.

“I started to feel a change after a week. I started to feel a lot more comfortable. The visual effects became more apparent after a month, and my lung capacity has improved.”

Read Ayesha’s Story Here >

Paige, 13 years old

Paige, 13

This young kickboxer from Birmingham was distraught after she was told she’d need metal rods in her back to correct her scoliosis curvature. The surgery would prevent her from training or competing in the sport she loves, as a blow to the spine could be really damaging. Using a range of equipment and exercise techniques, Paige has learnt how to elongate her back and prevent her spinal curve from getting worse, so she’s been able to get back to kickboxing.

“With Paige having won the UK and European championships in kickboxing, we are all hoping that by avoiding the operation she can carry on with the sport she enjoys.”

Read Paige’s Story Here >

If you live in or near Birmingham and you’d like to find out more about our non-invasive scoliosis treatment courses, please contact the Scoliosis SOS Clinic today.

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Today is Shropshire Day – a day to celebrate the feast day of St Milburga, who founded a nunnery in Shropshire. St Milburga is said to have had the amazing gifts of healing, sight restoration and even a mysterious power over birds! She is believed to have died on the 23rd of February, which is why this date is celebrated as her feast day. There are many festivities taking place to mark the occasion, including the Shropshire County Show – will you be celebrating? Over the years, we’ve treated a number of scoliosis patients from Shropshire, so we thought we’d have a little celebration of our own and share with you some of their incredible scoliosis stories.

Tilly from Ludlow

Tilly from Ludlow

Tilly was diagnosed with a curve that was almost double that of most scoliosis patients! She had spinal fusion surgery to straighten her spine, but following the operation, she developed an infection. This infection became so bad that medical staff recommended she have the rods in her spine removed, leaving Tilly devastated. She came to the Scoliosis SOS Clinic for a 4-week treatment, which dramatically improved her posture and gave her back her independence.

“I feel like I have been through so much, but it is all in the past now, and with my back feeling stronger than ever I really do have so much to look forward to.”

Read Tilly’s Story >


Tyler from Ludlow

Tyler from Ludlow

At just 5 years of age, Tyler was told he needed a gruelling 12-hour spinal fusion surgery to fuse his vertebrae and would likely never have full flexibility in his spine again. Tyler’s mother decided to pursue alternative, exercise-based therapy options at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic in London because she couldn’t bear to tell her son that he’d never be able to climb trees again. Tyler came for a 4-week treatment course and saw improvements in his symmetry, reduced pain and was even breathing easier. Tyler’s mother Susan said:

“I feel like I have my little boy back. I really am so lucky that I found the clinic when I did.”

Read Tyler’s Story >


Tracey from Welshampton

Tracey from Welshampton

Tracey, a teacher from Shropshire, was born with spina bifida but had corrective surgery as a young child to prevent the condition worsening. This was successful, but at the age of 29, Tracey developed uneven shoulders as a result of her underlying scoliosis. Tracey was told she was an unsuccessful candidate for surgery due to her spina bifida. Instead, she came to the Scoliosis SOS Clinic for exercise-based treatment.

“The treatment was successful, helping to improve my posture and reduce my pain.”

Read Tracey’s Story >


Sophie from Condover

Sophie from Condover

Sophie was diagnosed with scoliosis at 13 years old. The condition was holding her back from her favourite sports – trampolining, roller-skating and BMX. She was experiencing severe pain and found it hard to go to school. Sophie and her family decided to give our exercise-based treatment programme a try instead of opting for the standard scoliosis brace. As the Shropshire Star reported:

Since her treatment, Sophie has been able to take up running as well as restarting her roller-skating hobby.”

Read Sophie’s Story >


Sarah from Ludlow

Sarah from Ludlow

At the age of 15, keen tennis player Sarah was told that her spine was so contorted, she’d never stand up straight again. Due to the risks associated with the operation, Sarah’s mother wanted to pursue other treatments before settling for invasive spinal fusion surgery. Sarah didn’t fully understand her condition to begin with, but we at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic were able to explain exactly what was going on to help put her at ease. Thanks to our ScolioGold treatment programme, Sarah has since been given the all-clear to play tennis again.

“I cannot wait to get back to playing tennis. I am also so excited to watch Wimbledon on television. Maybe one day I will be as good as some of the professional players.”

Read Sarah’s Story >


Milly from Ludlow

Milly from Ludlow

Milly, aged 14, was told she would need to undergo intensive 9-hour surgery to correct the curvature in her spine. Devastated, Milly thought she would be affected by her condition for the rest of her life. Luckily, her parents sought out an alternative means of treatment and came across the Scoliosis SOS Clinic. During her month-long course of exercise-based therapy, Milly saw a major improvement in her posture and physical appearance.

“Since coming for treatment, I am relatively pain-free, something I am ecstatic about. My posture has improved immensely and I can now play hockey for hours with no discomfort.”

Read Milly’s Story >

If you’ve been diagnosed with scoliosis and it’s causing you distress, be sure to explore our exercise-based scoliosis treatment courses.

Today (5 February 2020) is National Girls & Women in Sports Day in the United States. Now in its 34th year, NGWSD celebrates the girls and women who participate in all sorts of different sporting activities, from rugby to roller derby. Here at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic, it’s been our privilege to help many young women with scoliosis overcome their back problems and keep playing the sports they love. Our exercise-based scoliosis treatment programme is a great alternative to surgery that has demonstrated its effectiveness time and time again. Here are just some of our success stories…

Tennis player Marina

Marina Callis | Tennis

“My scoliosis caused me excruciating pain on a daily basis, and I often struggled to get out of bed in the morning. I really did believe I would be in pain forever. I now have the skills to control my own condition and that, for me, is priceless.”

Read Marina’s Story >


Runner Lottie Taylor

Lottie Taylor | Running

“When I was told that running would put pressure on my spine and could cause me a lot of damage, I was devastated. Running and keeping physically fit is important to me: I would be lost without my trainers. I am so glad I found these exercises – they have completely turned my life around, and I’m now looking forward to a bright future. I cannot wait to run the marathon one day.”

Read Lottie’s Story >


Swimmer Emma Raisin

Emma Raisin | Swimming

“I am really excited about how these exercises have put me back in control. Back pain can cause so much stress and so many problems, but I am looking forward to getting everything back on track. My hopes are to continue to avoid the surgery and to keep my condition under control.”

Read Emma’s Story >


Cheerleader Melissa Allan

Melissa Allan | Cheerleading

“I love dancing and moving around, and having to sit still and rest was just not me. Losing my flexibility would have meant the end of my dreams – I could not bear to think how unhappy it would have made me. The exercises were not easy, but the Scoliosis SOS therapists made them fun and I feel like I am back in control.”

Read Melissa’s Story >


Biker Latisha Johnson

Latisha Johnson | Biking

“I feel better even after the first few days. I really do feel like I have a new back. I love the thrill of getting on a bike and forgetting about everything, and I was devastated at the thought of having to give it up. I feel happy and alive again for the first time in years.”

Read Latisha’s Story >


Jockey Ella Coulton

Ella Coulton | Horse Riding

“Scoliosis completely rocked my world. I have always been so passionate about riding, but when I started feeling tired and getting pain down my back, it was really hard to stay motivated. I am ecstatic that I have been able to avoid surgery – my back looks amazing and I have my energy back. My confidence has soared, and I am so excited about getting back to riding.”

Read Ella’s Story >


Here at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic, we use a scoliosis-specific physiotherapy programme to reduce spinal curvature and help our patients enjoy a better quality of life. View upcoming treatment dates here.

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Miami, Florida

National Florida Day is celebrated annually on the 25th of January in recognition of Florida, the 27th state to join the USA. ‘The Sunshine State’ is home to the oldest established city in the United States, St. Augustine, which was the first city founded by Spanish explorers in 1565. East and West Florida became the 14th and 15th British colonies after the conclusion of the French and Indian War in 1763. After the end of the American Revolutionary War in 1783, however, the Treaty of Paris returned the state of Florida to Spain. In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase brought East Florida under US ownership from France, and in 1812, West Florida was absorbed as a result of a US intervention in an uprising.

More Florida Facts

  • Florida is the southernmost state in the continental United States
  • It’s the 22nd largest and 3rd most populous state in the country
  • Florida is best known for its beaches, theme parks, wildlife, plants and heat
  • Its key cities include Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Tallahassee (the state capital) and Jacksonville

Our Florida Patients

We at Scoliosis SOS have treated a number of scoliosis patients from Florida. Tina Barlow was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 12, when she was told by the orthopaedic specialist that there wasn’t much that could be done to help her, except for her to remain fit and active and try to stay in good health. Fortunately for Tina, she was not affected either physically or emotionally by her scoliosis until her mid-thirties. After giving birth to her third child, however, she started to experience the occasional episode of backache. Two years later, Tina was involved in a car accident that left her with various injuries, including whiplash, which sent Tina’s spine into a state of shock resulting in three months of excruciating back pain. As time passed, Tina did begin to recover; however, she did experience severe flare-ups of pain every now and then. After three years of researching and searching for an answer to help improve her scoliosis, Tina came across Scoliosis SOS and decided to make the journey from Florida to London in order to enrol on one of our treatment courses. Tina’s daughter Sophia – who had been suffering from back problems – had also been diagnosed with scoliosis, so Tina brought her along too. Following on from their treatment, Tina and Sophia were both pain-free and gained the knowledge and equipment needed to control their back conditions.

Tina Barlow - Before and After Scoliosis Treatment

Frankie, a 23-year-old military man from Florida, also flew to the UK to complete a 4-week treatment course at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic. You can read his scoliosis story here, or watch the video below to hear what he had to say about us!

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International Day of the Girl

Celebrated annually on 11 October, International Day of the Girl Child is a globally-recognised date that marks the achievements of young women all over the world and promotes female empowerment while also highlighting the challenges that girls face.  

Scoliosis in Girls

There are many different types of scoliosis, but overall, the condition is significantly more common in females than it is males. This is particularly true of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). According to the Scoliosis Association (UK), roughly 5 out of 6 AIS patients are female – that’s over 80% of recorded cases.  

Scoliosis Women Worldwide

While scoliosis does affect a disproportionate number of females in relation to men, women globally have managed to overcome their spinal curves and live healthy, normal lives. We know because we’ve seen it first-hand! Women from all over the world have come to the Scoliosis SOS Clinic to benefit from our non-invasive treatment methods. Take mother and daughter Pia and Lova, who travelled all the way from Sweden to our clinic in London, UK. Despite a 33-year age gap, both Pia (47) and Lova (14) both returned to Sweden with dramatic improvements, proving that you can always improve your quality of life, regardless of age.


Active Women Worldwide

Our non-surgical treatment courses haven’t just helped our female patients to live more comfortably. We’ve also helped women across the UK to hang onto their sporting passions and live a more active lifestyle. From footballers and rugby players to jockeys and kickboxers, Scoliosis SOS has helped all sorts of young sportswomen to overcome their condition and stay active.  

Live a Better Life

But you don’t need to be an athlete to feel the benefits of our ScolioGold treatment programme. Many girls and women have come through our doors simply looking to better their health and improve their quality of life. Sara Capacchione came to our clinic when she was 9 years old. Her older brother had already been diagnosed with scoliosis, and when Sara’s spine started to develop a curve, her family were keen to nip it in the bud. Here’s her story:

  By actively battling back against the negative effects of scoliosis, young women across the world have been able to live their best lives in spite of their spinal curvatures. If you’d like to find out more about ScolioGold treatment, please call the Scoliosis SOS Clinic on 0207 488 4428.

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