At the UK Scoliosis clinic, we focus on non-surgical treatment and management of both Juvenile, Adolesant and Adult Scoliosis. In addition to the traditional exercise and physiotherapy based approaches we offer the ground-breaking new scolibrace system – the only one of its kind.
We offer a highly personal and private experience with dedicated individual care at our private clinic in Chelmsford, Essex at a time to suit you. We also provide ongoing care and update sessions sessions in our clinic or via online video when required.
Bracing, exercise and lifestyle based solutions with excellent outcomes
Expert care for children
An estimated 2 to 3% of children aged 10-15 years will develop Scoliosis
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Our state of the art diagnostic equipment allows us to quickly and effectively assess scoliosis in patients of all ages. Our cutting edge suite allows us to develop a 3D picture of your body and tailor your treatment to your specific needs, right down to the finest details.
We work with our patients to develop a multi-level approach to treating their case. This can include a mix of scoliosis specific exercise, bracing, Chiropractic Biophysics and additional approaches. Over the course of several detailed consultations we get to know how your condition affects you, how you see treatment proceeding and how we can help you to best meet your goals as quickly as possible.
In most cases we will prescribe scoliosis specific exercise, that can be incorporated into your daily life and activities. Exercise alone can often be effective in mild scoliosis, while enhance the long-term results of bracing and improving body symmetry and reduce pain in adults.
In cases where scoliosis is significant and where indicated, we'll recommend a Scolibrace – a highly effective but comfortable and discreet scoliosis brace which, over time, can do much of the work in improving your scoliosis and minimising progression. Our braces are custom designed for you down to the millimetre using our 3D imaging equipment. Braces come in a wide variety of colours and patterns!
Monitor and optimise
During your treatment, we’ll stay in touch with you regularly, either with face to face meetings at our clinic or online via skype or similar if you prefer. By staying on top of any changes we can ensure that your corrective regime is always at its most effective. During our check in sessions, well evaluate your exercise regime, and address any issues you might have with your treatment regime. Periodically, well examine your case so we can check on overall progress.
Once your case is under control and the cobb angle has been stabilised, we will keep working with you to ensure that the scoliosis remains stable and does not worsen. With the UK scoliosis were always available to listen to your thoughts and concerns.
Our unique blend of Spinal bracing, Chiropractic care and scoliosis specific exercise has been the subject of intense research over the past 15-20 years. Today, research confirms that our approach been shown to reduce curve progression in 70 to 90% of cases.
Traditional medical braces are designed to hold the spine in a patient’s scoliotic position, which might halt progression - but it actually does nothing to improve the curve.
In contrast, our Scolibrace braces are an active over-corrective brace which works to shift the spine in the opposite direction, back towards normal posture.
Our braces are designed for you from the ground up and are totally customisable (choose your favourite design!). In contrast to traditional braces, they’re lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Dr. Paul Irvine graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
In 1996, Paul attained his Master of Chiropractic degree from Macquarie University. He practised in North Sydney for 5 years before he left Australia to travel and practise in the UK. With over 20 years of experience, Dr Irvine has a special interest in scoliosis, and in bringing international approaches to the UK.
It's thanks to Dr Irvine's international outlook that we're able to offer the most effective and cutting edge treatment anywhere in the UK. Dr Irvine’s fundamental belief is that all health professionals should follow well researched, evidence based techniques applied on an individual basis when implementing treatment plans with patients. That’s why our approach is a totally personalised one which puts your health as top priority.
Dr Irvine is assisted by a highly professional group of colleagues, with expertise in many fields ranging from sports massage to physiotherapy. We pride ourselves on being the kind of warm and welcoming clinic where everyone knows your name and someone is always available to help.