Melbourne’s leading scoliosis treatment experts
Elite Spinal Physiotherapy is a leading spine treatment clinic, providing best-in-class scoliosis treatment and management for both mild and severe conditions. Being a clinic that focuses specifically on spinal health, we have a proven track record in this condition and that is why we are often referred patients from Melbourne’s leading neurosurgeons. We have a number of great treatment programs for people who suffer from scoliosis, offering a variety of targeted hands-on physiotherapy, clinical Pilates and a home program using our smartphone app. All programs are specifically tailored to you and the severity of your scoliosis condition, so you can be assured you have the very team on your side.
We constantly communicate with your doctor to ensure we are all working together to achieve the best out come for you.
The most important thing to understand about scoliosis is that it’s not a condition that can be cured, but it can be very well managed with the right treatment program. We will guide you through this program and give you the direction you need to ensure we achieve the best possible outcome.
Scoliosis affects approximately 2-3% of children and teenagers. It’s more common in girls than boys, particularly in girls aged 10-13 years.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Scoliosis
Patients may describe one or more of the following:
- Uneven shoulders or hips
- One shoulder blade appears to be more prominent than the other
- Back pain
- Rib pain
Common Causes of Scoliosis
Statistics show that approximately 3% of the population are affected by scoliosis. Onset can occur in early childhood but most commonly occur during a growth spurt or during puberty. It is not known what the exact cause is however doctors believe there is a genetic link because it tends to run in families.