Scoliosis Assessment

Before we can accept any patient for treatment, they must first attend a scoliosis assessment appointment with one of our specialist consultants at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic. (It is also possible to conduct spine consultations via telephone or Skype video call. In these cases, photographs and/or X-rays of the patient's back can be emailed or posted to us beforehand. The scoliosis consultation is then conducted remotely. However, please note that we have had patients from Ireland, Scotland and Wales who flew here and back for their consultation in the same day!)

Why do I need an initial consultation?

The reason for this initial spine consultation is so we can be sure that the patient will benefit from our treatment programme and that ScolioGold therapy will be suitable and effective for their back condition.

Back problems

What to expect from your scoliosis assessment:

Your consultation appointment will last between 40 and 60 minutes, depending on your condition and the number of questions you may wish to ask.

Your consultant will start by going through your medical history as it pertains to your spinal condition. They will also ask about the symptoms you currently experience (such as back pain or compromised breathing) and any treatments you have previously undergone for your back problems.

Next, your consultant will conduct a medical examination and evaluation of your spine and back. This will include taking two measurements: the first allows us to assess the rotation (for scoliosis patients) or kyphosis/forward bend (for hyperkyphosis/posture patients) of your spine; the second is a radiation-free back scan, during which a light is projected onto your back and a photograph taken (the computer then analyses this image to calculate your back shape and profile). A copy of this scan will be provided for your records and both sets of results discussed with you fully during your visit.

Back pain consultation

Your consultant will then explain your condition and the various options available. As there is a lot of information to absorb, you are welcome to bring a companion to support you and/or make notes during your consultation. At the end of your appointment, the next steps will be outlined:
  • Summarising the clinical diagnosis
  • Proposed treatment (including expected outcomes)
  • Timescales
You will also be given the opportunity to briefly visit one of our treatment rooms to see a ScolioGold therapy session in progress and meet some of our current patients.

You are under no obligation to book treatment after attending an initial spine consultation. However, if you want to make a fully-informed decision about your treatment choice (i.e. whether to choose a surgical or non-surgical route), then we would recommend that you avail yourself with the facts and risks before making the decision, which will most certainly be life-changing.

If you would like someone to contact you to arrange an appointment, please complete the enquiry form on our Contact Us page.

We charge £75 for an initial scoliosis assessment at our clinic, which includes your spinal scan. Telephone consultations are charged at £45.
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The course was excellent and I feel I have really benefited from being here. My therapist has been a wonderful teacher, so enthusastic, kind and understanding. I could not have wished for a better team to look after me.

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