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Welcome to the UK Scoliosis Clinic blog. We regularly post new articles covering the latest developments in Scoliosis research and treatment. Be sure to check back regularly for new content!

January 28, 2019

School screening isn’t just effective – it’s cheap!

As regular readers of this blog will know, the UK Scoliosis clinic is a strong advocate for the introduction of school screening programs for scoliosis here in the UK. Currently, there is no national plan nor program for scoliosis screening, even though almost all scoliosis clinicians agree that imp… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
January 18, 2019

Happy New Year from the UK Scoliosis Clinic

A happy new year from everyone here at the UK Scoliosis Clinic! If you’re a scoliosis sufferer or know someone who is, you might be looking for some impactful new year’s resolutions which can benefit scoliosis sufferers. With that in mind, here are some scoliosis friendly New Years resolutions which… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
December 17, 2018

Is observation a treatment for scoliosis?

When first seeking treatment, many scoliosis sufferers are advised that they should “watch and wait” or  “wait and see” how their condition progresses, in the hope that their curve will remain small enough to avoid surgery.  Medically, this approach is known as “observation”.   Is observation e… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
December 8, 2018

Can yoga treat scoliosis?

While the main non-surgical methods for treating scoliosis are bracing or scoliosis specific exercise, there are also a wide variety of complimentary therapies which can also be useful as part of a broader treatment program. One popular approach is Yoga. Yoga for scoliosis is a field which is being… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
November 22, 2018

Does a having a short leg cause scoliosis?

Leg length discrepancy, commonly known as a short leg, and medically known as Anisomelia is a condition in which one leg is shorter than the other, resulting in a limping gait and often chronic lower back pain.  In fact, a small leg length discrepancy is not unusual and is frequently treated by spec… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
November 10, 2018
Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
October 27, 2018

The UK Scoliosis Clinic is in this week’s OK magazine

If you pick up a copy of OK magazine this week you’ll find some great info form our own Dr Paul Irvine in the health section. We’re really excited to be getting this message out about scoliosis and how to spot it, since early detection makes such a huge difference.  This week, let’s review some of t… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
September 30, 2018

Scoliosis FAQ with Dr Paul Irvine

This week, we take some of the most frequently asked questions we have here at the clinic and put them to our founder, Dr Paul Irvine. While these quick FAQ’s are a good starting point, please keep in mind that scoliosis is a complex, 3D condition which requires a personal treatment plan designed by… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
September 22, 2018

Will scoliosis go away on its own?

When you or a loved one are first diagnosed with scoliosis its natural for your first thoughts to be about the best treatment available – and perhaps whether treatment is even necessary. Indeed, many medical professionals today still believe that a “wait and see” approach is the best way forward in… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
September 11, 2018

My child has Scoliosis: Top 10 things to do right away

  If you have recently discovered that your child has scoliosis, or you suspect that scoliosis might be an issue it can often be a stressful and confusing time. There is a great deal of new information to consider and often it can seem there simply isn’t enough time. To help out with this, here… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine