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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!

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
December 12, 2017

Why UK Scoliosis Clinic?

Learning about scoliosis for the first time can be an uphill struggle, especially if you, or someone you love has just been diagnosed. There are lots of approaches out there – so how do you know which one is best?  At the UK scoliosis clinic, we believe we’re better positioned to help you beat scoli… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
December 8, 2017

Does ballet dancing increase your risk of scoliosis?

Does participation in ballet dancing increase your risk of scoliosis? A growing body of research seems to suggest that this might well be true. To non-dancers, the link might seem an odd one – but if you are a dancer you probably know someone with scoliosis, or you might even have it yourself. Now,… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine