photo of a patient doing physiotherapy exercises at The Scoliosis Collective

Are you from out-of-town?

We’re aware that most cities in the world have few conservative treatment options for people with scoliosis. If you are:

  • diagnosed with Scoliosis or Scheuermann’s Kyphosis,
  • Motivated to access scoliosis-specific treatment, and
  • Residing outside of the Gold Coast…

…then Intensive Treatment Blocks are a great option for you!

Clients can travel to the Gold Coast to learn scoliosis-specific exercises to implement at home. We recommend booking 8-10 hours of treatment with your physiotherapist. Depending on the length of your stay, 3-4 hours per day is generally ideal to maintain maximal focus throughout the sessions.

During this time, you’ll learn:

  • in-depth details about your curve
  • recommendations on day-to-day activities, and sport/hobby modifications
  • Schroth Method corrective positions best suited for you
  • curve-specific muscle activation and breathing techniques in the corrective positions
  • suggested equipment to set up your home exercise area
  • appropriate core and flexibility exercises to suit your needs

You will leave with a resource binder full of detailed home exercise photos and descriptions to maximize your efforts at home.

*Please note* – to ensure we reserve enough time for you that works with your schedule, please contact us at least 6 weeks before your planned trip.

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.