It's always lovely to know that our scoliosis treatment courses
have made a real difference to somebody's life, whether by helping them to overcome their chronic back pain or simply by giving them a little extra confidence for a special occasion. Anna Smith, who came to the Scoliosis SOS Clinic from Birmingham and completed a 4-week treatment course in 2015, is a great example of the latter type of patient, and today we'd like to share her story with you.
Anna (pictured above) was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 17. "I was diagnosed relatively late," she says, "and there weren't really that many treatment options offered to me. I had an X-ray, and it was explained to me that I had scoliosis, but I wasn't really given much information on what that meant and how that might affect me."
Over the years following her diagnosis, Anna received some treatment from chiropractors and osteopaths, but these occasional sessions never achieved completely satisfactory results. At the age of 36, Anna got engaged, and as her wedding day drew closer and closer, she decided that it was time to seek a more effective treatment route.
"As the day approached," remembers Anna, "I found myself getting quite self-conscious about the image of myself standing in front of all the guests with a lovely dress on and my back exposed. And though it isn't very prominent and most people aren't aware of it, I personally felt really self-conscious."
Anna wanted to beat her scoliosis and boost her body confidence in time to walk up the aisle, but this wasn't her only reason for researching possible treatment options. "I was really hoping for some cosmetic benefits to give me that extra confidence on the day, but as I began to read about scoliosis a bit more, I also became concerned about how things might worsen in the longer term. That was ultimately what prompted me to take this further step."
And so Anna looked for treatments that would improve her future quality of life as well as getting her the cosmetic results she wanted in time for her big day. Her research led her to Scoliosis SOS and our renowned ScolioGold treatment courses
Anna performs a stretch with the help of one of our our ScolioGold Therapists.
Here's what Anna had to say about the Scoliosis SOS Clinic at the end of her 4-week course:
"It's been great. They're a really lovely bunch of people, and I've felt really supported by the team of physios here. I feel like I've learned an awful lot about my condition and how I can better manage it. And the exercises have almost been - dare I say it - fun!
"I would highly recommend ScolioGold treatment. It gives really good value for money."
Anna married her fiancé in December 2015, and we are pleased to report that she did indeed feel happy and confident in her wedding dress!
to view the interview we conducted with Anna at the end of her ScolioGold course, or contact Scoliosis SOS
today to find out more about our scoliosis treatment courses and book an initial consultation at our clinic.