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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!

July 27, 2018

Scoliosis bracing is becoming more effective

For some time now, scoliosis clinicians have broadly accepted the view that scoliosis bracing is an effective way to halt the progression of scoliosis, and (with the use of the correct brace) is also an effective way to reduce the curve. The outlook for bracing was not always a positive as it is tod… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
July 23, 2018

Catch scoliosis early, and don’t “wait and see”!

Catching scoliosis early with screening, and then taking appropriate action to stabilise and correct the cobb angle is the key to a successful outcome. Our message today, to parents in particular, is to have your children screened regularly and act on any concerns you may have. Unfortunately, many m… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
July 13, 2018
Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
July 9, 2018
Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
June 18, 2018

June is Scoliosis awareness month

Scoliosis is a serious condition which can cause discomfort, disability and eventually require major surgery if left untreated. Catching scoliosis early makes it much easier to treat, so this week please take a moment to read this quick primer on scoliosis and pass it on to those you care about.… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
June 13, 2018
Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
June 6, 2018

Scoliosis and sport- what’s the best approach?

When many people discover they have scoliosis (or when parents discover their child has scoliosis) one of the first things they ask is often “do I need to give up X sport”. There is a great deal of misinformation around scoliosis and sport, perhaps this is mainly because there is a perception that s… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
May 28, 2018

New research – Scoliosis impacts functional capacity

Scoliosis can make exercise more difficult Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is by far the most common cause of spinal deviation; it comprises about 80% of all idiopathic vertebral deformities and affects 2%–4% of adolescents.[1] The exact cause of AIS is still being investigated, but scientists… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
May 13, 2018

SOSORT 2018 Conference in Dubrovnik

The view! The idea of traveling to Dubrovnik, Croatia, made it a very easy decision to attend this years SOSORT conference. As expected it turned out to be a very beautiful venue with amazing views and sunsets while at the same time I was able to be updated with the latest knowledge and developments… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
December 15, 2017

14 Myths about Scoliosis

Note: This is an updated version of an article which we originally posted here. Scoliosis is a complex 3 dimensional condition that results in bending of the spine to one side, a rotation to the front or back and a straightening of the spine in the side view. The most common scoliosis in adolescence… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine