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About Scoliosis and Kyphosis
Scoliosis is a progressive lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine. It is most often first detected in childhood or early adolescence. The most common type of scoliosis is called “Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis”
Kyphosis is the term used to describe the front to back curve of the spine which causes a "hunching"/forward bending.
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Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a 3D deformity of the spine causing sideways bending and rotation of the spine. It is often detected in early adolescence as the child starts their major growth spurt. (From around 10 years old). It occurs in approximately 3 percent of the general population and is more common in girls. The term “idiopathic” means that no one specific cause has been identified, although there are many theories as to why the spine starts to bend and deform.
When a scoliosis is diagnosed in adults, it is either a result of a childhood scoliosis which has only been detected in adulthood, or the result of spinal degeneration, trauma or disease. Adult scoliosis in older patients is often associated with complaints of back pain.
Gold Coast Scoliosis Clinic was established in 2017 after identifying the need for a clinic on the Gold Coast dedicated to the non-surgical management of scoliosis. Our aim is to provide you with a single location to cater for all your scoliosis needs in a warm and caring environment. We are able to assist you throughout all stages of your scoliosis journey, from scoliosis screenings and detection, to scoliosis assessment and x-ray reviews, to specific scoliosis exercise programs and in some cases Scoliosis bracing if indicated.
We are a ScoliCare affiliate clinic and work closely with the Sydney Scoliosis Clinic, the leaders in non-surgical scoliosis treatment and management. We pride ourselves on providing the latest 3D technology in scoliosis scanning and bracing whilst following the internationally recognised Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) guidelines for the conservative management of scoliosis.
We provide you with all the information and support that you require to make your journey as stress free and enjoyable as possible.
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A warm and caring environment putting you at ease throughout the process. No harsh hospital environments.
Experienced practitioners who are dedicated to educating you about your scoliosis options. We will work closely with you and your therapist (medical doctor/physiotherapist/chiropractor) for the best results. If necessary we will provide you with a referral to a scoliosis surgeon if we can’t help you.
State of the art 3D full body laser scanning combined with photographs and computer aided design allows the Scolicare team to design and build individual custom braces specific to each patient for the best outcomes.
Meet the Team
Dr. Michael ReesScoliosis Clinician, Chiropractor
Dr. Michael Rees holds a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life Chiropractic College West in the USA and has been in private practice since 1994. He has completed a World Masters Course in Scoliosis Conservative Management through ISICO. He has received advanced training and certification in ScoliBrace bracing protocols and is SEAS (Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis) trained.
Dr. Jeanine ReesChiropractor and Accredited SEAS Practitioner
Dr. Jeanine Rees holds a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life Chiropractic College West in the USA. She has been in private practice since 1995 and has a special interest in the conservative management of scoliosis. She has received training and advanced accreditation in the SEAS (Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis) method.
Helen KentClinic Receptionist
Helen is our Clinic Receptionist and the friendly face of Gold Coast Scoliosis Clinic. She will ensure that your visit to the clinic is a welcoming and comfortable experience.
Elizabeth MoulangClinic Receptionist
Elizabeth is our Clinic Receptionist and the friendly face of Gold Coast Scoliosis Clinic. She will ensure that your visit to the clinic is a welcoming and comfortable experience.
Jaymee O'SullivanClinic Receptionist
Jaymee is our Clinic Receptionist and the friendly face of Gold Coast Scoliosis Clinic. She will ensure that your visit to the clinic is a welcoming and comfortable experience.
The Gold Coast Scoliosis Clinic team will happily assist you and your family with any of your enquiries. Give us a call today on 07-5500 6311
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