on the Sunshine Coast
We understand that living with scoliosis can be a daily struggle, impacting your posture, mobility, and overall quality of life. With over 33 years of experience, our dedicated team of chiropractors is here to help you find relief and regain your quality of life.
Scoliosis is when your spine curves sideways instead of being straight, causing back pain, uneven shoulders or hips, and changes in posture and appearance. It often develops in adolescence but can affect people of all ages.
Mild scoliosis is typically closely monitored using X-rays, often without requiring treatment. In more severe cases, bracing can sometimes prevent scoliosis from worsening or surgery may be required to help straighten the spine.
Whether your scoliosis is a recent development or a long-term impairment, our team of experienced chiropractors are here to assess you and provide effective treatment that will improve your quality of life.
We don't just treat the symptoms, we address the root causes of your scoliosis. After a thorough assessment of your pain, your chiropractor will decide on the best treatment(s) which may include:
Our doctors will diagnose the specific causes of your scoliosis. During your initial consultation, they will take a medical history, perform a physical exam and may carry out an imaging diagnosis such as X-ray or MRI.
Depending on the cause of your scoliosis, we can provide appropriate adjustments, mobilisations, soft tissue therapy (including deep dry needling) and exercise prescriptions.
We give you personalised advice to help manage and reduce your pain such as exercises you can do at home, posture correction, nutritional guidance and referral to specialists if you need a brace.
Yes, chiropractic care often helps reduce pain and discomfort associated with scoliosis.
Chiropractic care aims to manage and stabilise scoliosis, but may or may not completely reverse your curvature depending on how long it has been present, how severe it is and your age.
During a consultation, your chiropractor may conduct assessments to diagnose the cause of your scoliosis, including an in depth medical history, physical examination including range of movement, posture, gait assessment, neurological, and orthopaedic testing and if necessary diagnostic imaging.
They may then use hands-on adjustments, gentle spinal manipulations, and other techniques to realign your joints, discs and spine to help alleviate scoliosis.
They may also provide personalised advice to help reduce the risk of further curvature of the spine and associated pain.
Our treatments typically last between 15 and 30 minutes, but this can vary depending on your specific needs. An initial consultation is 30 minutes or longer depending on your history.
The time it takes to see improvements varies depending on the severity and cause of your scoliosis. Many patients experience relief after a few sessions, while others require more extensive treatment.
No, you don’t. As our doctors are primary health care practitioners, you do not need a referral to see us. Feel free to book an appointment or ask us any questions.
Many insurance providers cover chiropractic care for the treatment of scoliosis. Check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage. We are a BUPA and Medibank preferred provider.