The Scoliosis SOS Clinic is situated on Mansell Street in London, but don't assume because of our location that all of our patients are British! People travel from all over the world to receive scoliosis treatment from our therapists; in fact, 30% of the patients who attend our treatment courses are from overseas. We've met scoliosis sufferers from Australia, Zimbabwe, and everywhere in between, and each of them benefited hugely from the non-surgical therapeutic methods in which we specialise.
shows the locations of some of our former patients:
As you can see, our treatment courses have helped people from right across the globe to overcome their spinal conditions. Having looked at that map, you may well be wondering why people go to such great lengths to visit the Scoliosis SOS Clinic – why would someone from Texas or New Zealand or Saudi Arabia travel thousands of miles to undergo treatment at a clinic in the United Kingdom? In other words...
What makes us worth the journey?
We are a team of chartered physiotherapists and consultants specialising in non-surgical treatments for scoliosis and other spinal conditions. Clinics like ours aren’t common – as we often point out, we’re the only non-surgical scoliosis clinic in the UK, but a lot of countries aren’t even fortunate enough to have the one. Every year, countless scoliosis sufferers worldwide are told that surgery is the only effective way to combat their condition; the people who come to our clinic from other countries do so because they discovered (usually via the internet) that there was an alternative after all.
Take Nadia Browne
, a teenage girl from New Jersey, USA. As a great lover of sports, Nadia was shocked to be diagnosed with scoliosis, especially when she was told that she would need a nine-hour operation to correct her spinal curvature. Desperate for an alternative solution, Nadia attended started seeing a chiropractor, but after two years, it became clear that these sessions were not having the desired effect.
It was at this point that Nadia's parents conducted an internet search for non-surgical treatment options and discovered the Scoliosis SOS Clinic. It wasn't an easy decision to make, but the Browne family eventually came to the conclusion that the 3,500-mile journey across the Atlantic Ocean would be worth it if Nadia could avoid a risky surgical procedure.
Here's what Nadia herself had to say after completing a ScolioGold
"Being told you need to have a major operation is incredibly scary and I am so glad the Scoliosis SOS Clinic gave me an alternative. I have been able to return to all my sports lessons and no longer suffer any pain."
The Scoliosis SOS Clinic is located in London, England. Treatment courses typically last for four weeks, and accommodation is available within the clinic building (details here). No matter where in the world you live, we would be happy to hear from you – please contact us now to discuss your situation and arrange an initial consultation.
Scoliosis isn’t the only disorder we treat here at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic. Our therapists have also helped countless people to overcome the symptoms of hyperkyphosis, another spinal condition that causes the patient’s upper back to appear unusually rounded or hunched.
In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at hyperkyphosis, explore the differences between hyperkyphosis and scoliosis, and detail the ways in which our non-surgical treatment courses can help to combat this condition.
Hyperkyphosis affects approximately 8% of the general population. It is a curvature of the spine that specifically affects the upper back, curving the spine forwards between the shoulder blades.
This tends to result in a hunched/rounded posture, and can also cause stiffness and back pain.
Hyperkyphosis vs. Scoliosis: What's the Difference?
Hyperkyphosis and scoliosis can both be described as curvatures of the spine; the difference lies in the direction of the curvature.
- Hyperkyphosis: Causes the upper* region of the spine to curve forwards.
- Scoliosis: Causes the spine to curve sideways.
*Excessive forward curvature of the lower spine is known as hyperlordosis.
Hyperkyphosis Treatment Courses
Our internationally-renowned ScolioGold therapy courses are extremely effective in the treatment of hyperkyphosis. We use a number of non-surgical methods (detailed here
) to achieve noticeable postural improvement in a matter of weeks, and this in turn helps to alleviate symptoms such as stiffness and pain.
While our hyperkyphosis treatment courses comprise many of the same key elements as our scoliosis courses, hyperkyphosis sufferers do follow a slightly different programme that specifically aims to encourage straight, upright posture.
Click here for more information about hyperkyphosis, scoliosis, and our non-surgical treatment methods. Alternatively, please contact us now to book your hyperkyphosis treatment course.
After several weeks of creativity and hard work from the lovely people at Designer Websites, our new website is live, with a fresh mobile and tablet-friendly interface. We have taken on board feedback from current and future patients and as a result there are now lots more features including videos, research and interactive maps to showcase our growing ScolioGold family across the world.
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