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Stop Your Child's Curve From Progressing

Queensland's Top-Rated Scoliosis Treatment Clinic for Children and Teens

Are You Or Your Child Facing Challenges With Scoliosis?

You're not alone. Many kids and teens experience the discomfort and challenges that come with Scoliosis, feeling uncertain about how to improve their condition.

Scoliosis affects more kids and teens than most people realise. In fact, it's such a common spine condition that it has prompted a wide range of treatment options and support communities to help manage it.

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At QLD Scoliosis Clinics We Can

Create Long Term

Spine Health

Reduce

Pain

Prevent Curve

Progression

Avoid

Surgery

Offer Scoliosis

Bracing

Correct

Posture

Our Approach to Scoliosis Treatment for Kids and Teens

At QLD Scoliosis Clinic, we've developed a focused, compassionate and evidence-based approach to scoliosis treatment tailored specifically for children and teenagers. Understanding the complexities of scoliosis and the impact it can have on young lives, our method is structured around four core principles:

 

✔ Educate   ✔ Plan   ✔ Treat   ✔ Empower

 

Here's how we guide our young patients and their families through each step towards a healthier, more active life.

Step 1 - Educate

Laying the Groundwork with Knowledge

Understanding Scoliosis

We start by explaining what scoliosis is, including its causes, how it affects the body, and the importance of managing it effectively.


The Importance of Early Detection

Highlighting the significance of early identification through screenings, particularly for those with a family history or during growth spurts, to enable timely and effective treatment.

Step 3 - Treat

Building a Foundation for Spine Health

Specialised Physiotherapy

Implementing scoliosis-specific exercises through methods like the Schroth Method to stabilise the spine and improve posture.


Customised Bracing Solutions

Designing and fitting custom-made braces for those who need them, aimed at preventing further curvature progression during growth periods.

Step 2 - Plan

Individualised Evaluation and Planning

Comprehensive Initial Assessments

Performing detailed evaluations to understand the specific nature of each patient's scoliosis, including curve type and severity.


Creating Personalised Treatment Plans

Developing tailored treatment strategies based on the initial assessment, focused on achieving the best possible outcomes for each patient.

Step 4 - Empower

Creating Long-Term Management and Confidence

Confidence and Self-Management

Encouraging patients to actively manage their scoliosis, incorporating treatment into their daily routines


Community Support

Facilitating connections in our group classes with others facing similar challenges and providing a network of support and motivation

At QLD Scoliosis Clinic, we believe in a comprehensive approach that not only addresses the immediate needs related to scoliosis but also lays the groundwork for long-term health and well-being. Through education, personalized treatment, and empowerment, we help our patients and their families navigate the journey of living with scoliosis with confidence and optimism.

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Why Choose QLD Scoliosis Clinics?

At QLD Scoliosis Clinic, we specialise in transforming the lives of those affected by scoliosis. Our unique blend of expertise, compassion, and personalized care sets us apart, making us the preferred choice for managing this complex condition. Here's why you should consider us for your scoliosis treatment journey:

Real Experience

Some of our team members have scoliosis too. They’ve been through the ups and downs and know exactly what you’re feeling. This personal experience means we get it — all of it — and we bring that understanding to every treatment and conversation.

Tailored Programs

Your scoliosis is unique, and so is our care. Whether it’s a brace made just for you or exercises designed for your specific curve, we customize everything to fit your needs perfectly. We’re all about finding what works best for you.

A Community of Support

Here, you’re part of a family. Beyond treatments, we offer group classes and a network of friends who understand your journey. It’s not just about medical care; it’s about feeling supported and connected.

Expert Care

Our team isn’t just trained in the latest methods like the Schroth Method; they’re passionate about what they do. This blend of top-notch expertise and heartfelt care means you’re in the best hands.

Enquire About Booking Times and Availability

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Our Locations

461 Ipswich Rd

Annerley, QLD, 4103

(07) 3184 4822

Suite 14, Evan Thomson Building

Level 10, 24 Chasely St

Auchenflower, QLD, 4066

(07) 3184 4855

Southport Central Tower 3
Suite 30104/9 Lawson St
Southport QLD 4215

(07) 5689 0756

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How Can QLD Scoliosis Clinics Help?

Beyond the Schroth Method, QLD Scoliosis Clinics offers a broad spectrum of treatments tailored to kids and teens, including but not limited to, scoliosis bracing and scoliosis physio, ensuring a holistic approach to managing this condition. Understanding how scoliosis is treated involves recognizing the importance of a multidimensional treatment plan that may incorporate additional therapeutic options to complement physiotherapy, such as specific bracing techniques or, in certain cases, considering surgical interventions for more severe curvatures.

In conclusion, our clinic's commitment to offering specialized, evidence-based scoliosis treatment for adults reflects our holistic approach to care. By leveraging the Schroth Method alongside other targeted treatments, we aim to address the unique needs of each individual, offering hope and improved quality of life to those affected by scoliosis.

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We offer in-person group classes led by our physiotherapists for patients with scoliosis and kyphosis. The classes focus on individualised scoliosis specific exercises and postural corrections, while mixing in some strengthening and mobility. It is also a great way to meet others on a similar journey and build a support network.

Before joining our group classes, you will need to see one of our physiotherapists and complete your initial 1:1 sessions.

FAQ

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions required for scoliosis treatment varies significantly depending on individual needs. Our primary objective is to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform postural autocorrections tailored to your specific spinal curve. These autocorrections are crucial for integrating corrective practices into your everyday activities, especially for those with types of scoliosis. Achieving proficiency in these exercises generally requires 8-10 one-on-one sessions with your physiotherapist. However, the exact number can vary based on several factors:
 

  • The presence of pain or discomfort which may indicate the severity of the curvature of the spine

  • Your general body awareness and coordination, are essential for adapting to scoliosis physiotherapy

  • Ability to consistently practice prescribed home exercises

  • Your overall fitness level, which can affect your response to the therapy

     

Efficiency is a key goal for your physiotherapist, so the number of sessions may adjust based on how effectively you respond to the treatment and how your symptoms of scoliosis evolve with therapy.

What happens in the initial assessment?

During the initial assessment, our focus is on understanding your unique story. This comprehensive evaluation allows us to gather detailed information about your back, medical history, exercise habits, lifestyle, and any symptoms of scoliosis you might be experiencing. We aim to understand your motivations for seeking care and address all your inquiries.

We conduct a specialized physical assessment for your back, including scoliosis-specific measurements, posture photography, respiratory function tests, and assessments of your spine's flexibility and strength. This evaluation helps us in diagnosing whether you have lumbar scoliosisthoracic scoliosis, or another form of scoliosis.

Following the assessment, we provide an in-depth explanation of what is scoliosis, the progression of scoliosis of the spine, and evidence-based recommendations for management. If necessary, we'll refer you for further tests or consultations with a specialist. We conclude by outlining a tailored therapy plan that aligns with your personal goals, ensuring a comprehensive approach to your scoliosis management.

Are the sessions covered by private health insurance?

Yes, sessions at our clinic may be covered by your private health insurance if you have Physiotherapy benefits.

 

Our clinic's therapists are all registered physiotherapists, allowing us to directly bill your insurance provider after your appointment using our HICAPS system. This coverage can significantly reduce out-of-pocket expenses for treatments such as physiotherapy for scoliosis, enhancing accessibility to specialized care.

Are the sessions bulk billed through Medicare?

Currently, our clinic does not offer bulk billing services.

 

However, we do accept GP care plans, which contribute $58 towards your consultation fee. It's important to note that you cannot combine this Medicare contribution with private health insurance to cover the cost of the same consultation. This policy ensures that while we strive to make scoliosis therapy for adults accessible, we also comply with healthcare funding guidelines.

What should I wear to my appointments?

For effective assessment and treatment of scoliosis physio, it's essential that your physiotherapist has a clear view of your back, shoulders, and pelvis. Proper attire facilitates accurate assessment and guidance during exercises.

  • For males: Comfortable shorts are recommended, and you will be asked to remove your shirt for a thorough examination of your back.
     

  • For females: A sports bra (where applicable) and leggings or form-fitting shorts are ideal. Long hair should be tied up to ensure an unobstructed view of the back and shoulders.
     

This recommended attire supports the detailed assessment and treatment of conditions like mild scoliosis, ensuring that your physiotherapist can provide the most accurate and effective cues during your rehabilitation exercises.

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