Looking for detailed guidance on your scoliosis?

Our Schroth-Certified Physiotherapists will provide you with the tools you need to take charge of your spine health.

Scroll down to find out if we’re the best fit for your needs.

Or, visit our FAQ page for more general info about our company.

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Scoliosis – children / teens

Idiopathic Scoliosis can be classified as Juvenile (ages 4-10 years old at diagnosis) or Adolescent (ages 11-18). Scoliosis more commonly affects females than males, but the curve is more likely to progress in females.

A growing child with scoliosis must be identified and treated as early as possible to assess the risk of progression, maximize treatment outcomes, and take advantage of remaining skeletal growth.

At The ScoliClinic, we work with each family to create individualized exercise programs that are adapted to each child’s attention level, interests, and specific goals.

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Scoliosis – adults

We know that adults often face challenging demands – both physically and emotionally. Scoliosis symptoms may intensify with these demands, and that’s why a large portion of our physical therapy treatment for scoliosis focuses on education and movement re-training.

Our scoliosis-specific physical therapists will work with you to find the best sleeping positions, workplace set-ups, and provide many other tips and tricks to help manage any back pain or discomfort.

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Scheuermann’s – children / teens

Scheuermann’s Kyphosis affects many teenagers, often males more than females.
Similarly to scoliosis, the onset and progression typically happens during the teenage years.
It’s crucial for these teens to seek treatment as soon as they are diagnosed.

For teens with Scheuermann’s Kyphosis, curve-specific treatments based on Schroth principles may be effective for addressing symptoms of pain and discomfort, and for preventing progression of the curve throughout the pubertal growth spurt.

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Scheuermann’s – adults

Adults with Scheuermann’s Kyphosis commonly present with back pain and discomfort, so physical therapy sessions are largely focused on education to adapt to your daily activities, and Schroth Method exercises to strengthen your postural muscles.

Our Schroth-certified physical therapists will create an exercise program that will address your goals.

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Pre and Post Surgical Treatment

Sometimes, spinal curves progress quickly to a point where surgical intervention such as spinal fusion or Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) are recommended. Our physical therapists can provide pre-habilitation treatment plans for strengthening leading up to surgery to improve recovery. And if you had surgery for your spine, whether it was months or years ago, The ScoliClinic treatments can address remaining symptoms, improve esthetics, respiratory function, and overall strength.

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Intensive Treatments

Coming from outside of Vancouver? For some families, weekly appointments aren’t feasible due to busy schedules or distance. We have a solution – intensive treatment blocks! Let us know your travel plans and we can help you arrange multiple physiotherapy treatment sessions within a 2-5 day period. We’ll teach you as much as we can to help you be successful with your scoliosis-specific home exercise program. If you/your child may be a bracing candidate, we can try to organize your time in the city so that you can see a Certified Orthotist in the same trip.

Our goal is to enable people with scoliosis all over British Columbia to have access to high quality, individualized scoliosis-specific physical therapy.

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Other Programs

Our physical therapists get asked many questions about appropriate activities. That’s why we’ve created other scoliosis-friendly options so you can add more movement into your week.

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Before your appointment

Please note our cancellation policy: For regular appointments, we require 48 hours notice for any cancellations or changes to your appointment. Clients who provide less than 48 hours notice, or miss their appointment, will be charged a non-refundable cancellation fee of 60% of the original appointment fee. For non-resident intensive treatment blocks, please ask our staff about the booking & cancellation policies.

To maximize your session, please bring:

  • X-ray images if available – we may be able to request images on your behalf for a fee, however some facilities require that you request and pay for them yourself
  • Any relevant reports
  • Moveable clothing (sports bra / tank top, shorts or leggings). Plain, fitted, light-coloured clothing is preferred

Please note: Although we may bill directly to extended medical providers, any balances must be paid at the end of each visit via VISA, MasterCard, or debit. We do not accept AMEX.