Looking for detailed guidance on your scoliosis?

Our Schroth-trained Therapists will provide you with the tools you need to take charge of your spine health.

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photo of children with scoliosis doing physiotherapy treatment at The Scoliosis Collective

Scoliosis – children / teens

Idiopathic Scoliosis can be classified as Juvenile (ages 4-10 years old at diagnosis) or Adolescent (ages 11-18). Scoliosis more commonly affects females than males, but the curve is more likely to progress in females.

A growing child with scoliosis must be identified and treated as early as possible to assess the risk of progression, maximize treatment outcomes, and take advantage of remaining skeletal growth.

At The Scoliosis Collective, we work with each family to create individualized exercise programs that are adapted to each child’s attention level, interests, and specific goals.

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Scoliosis – adults

We know that adults often face challenging demands – both physically and emotionally. Scoliosis symptoms may intensify with these demands, and that’s why a large portion of our physical therapy treatment for scoliosis focuses on education and movement re-training.

Our scoliosis-specific physiotherapists at The Scoliosis Collective will work with you to find the best sleeping positions, workplace set-ups, and provide many other tips and tricks to help manage any back pain or discomfort.

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teen with Scheuermann's Kyphosis receiving Physiotherapy treatment at The Scoliosis Collective

Scheuermann’s – children / teens

Scheuermann’s Kyphosis affects males twice as often as females, and similarly to scoliosis, the onset and progression typically happens during the teenage years.
It’s crucial for these teens to seek treatment as soon as they are diagnosed.

For teens with Scheuermann’s Kyphosis, Schroth Method exercises may be an effective approach to addressing symptoms of pain and discomfort, and to prevent kyphosis progression through puberty.

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Adult with Scheuermann's Kyphosis doing exercises at The Scoliosis Collective

Scheuermann’s – adults

Adults with Scheuermann’s Kyphosis commonly present with back pain and discomfort, so physical therapy sessions are largely focused on education to adapt to your daily activities, and curve-specific exercises to strengthen your postural muscles.

Our Schroth-certified physiotherapists at The Scoliosis Collective will create an exercise program that will address your goals.

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teen after spinal fusion surgery receives treatment at The Scoliosis Collective

Pre and Post Surgical Treatment

Sometimes, spinal curves progress quickly to a point where surgical intervention such as spinal fusion or Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) are recommended. Our physiotherapists can provide pre-habilitation treatment plans for strengthening leading up to surgery to improve recovery. And if you had surgery for your spine, whether it was months or years ago, treatments at The Scoliosis Collective can address remaining symptoms, improve esthetics, respiratory function, and overall strength.

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Intensive Treatments

Coming from outside of the Gold Coast? For some families, weekly appointments aren’t feasible due to busy schedules or distance. We have a solution – intensive treatment blocks! Let us know your travel plans and we can help you arrange multiple physiotherapy treatment sessions within a 2-5 day period. We’ll teach you as much as we can to help you be successful with your scoliosis-specific home exercise program. If you/your child may be a bracing candidate, we can try to organize your time in the city so that you can see a Certified Orthotist in the same trip.

Our goal is to enable people with scoliosis all over Queensland to have access to high quality, individualized scoliosis-specific physiotherapy.

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Before your appointment

If you have X-Ray images, be sure to let us know as this will help your Physiotherapist design your treatment plan.

If you or your child already have a brace, physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises (PSSE) are recommended to maintain postural muscle strength, and to retain as much correction as possible when brace wear ends.

A referral to a spine surgeon and/or bracing can be discussed at the initial assessment.

Please bring:

  • X-ray images either digitally or on disc if available
    (we can request them directly from the imaging facility; more info upon booking your initial appointment)
  • Any relevant reports
  • Sports bra / tank top, shorts or leggings

Please note: Payments can be made by VISA, MasterCard, debit, cash, or cheque. We cannot accept AMEX at this time.