Re: SOS Clinics/Scoliogold Method - Do I, Don't I?
Hi Amy, welcome to SSO
We have had various members who have tried this method over the years. If you do a search you should find more info. As with any specialised nonsurgical scoliosis treatment, I would want to ask what the medical qualifications of the person who devised the method are.
The Scoliogold Method is based on the Schroth Method, and there are various other physiotherapists in the UK who now offer this technique so there's more choice of where to go. There's a list of officially certified Schroth therapists at the top of the Nonsurgical forum. These sorts of methods can help improve pain and posture; if your curve is stable then you might well experience some cosmetic correction and would have little to lose trying it, except a lot of money of course.
Have you ever tried the Alexander Technique? This can also help you to improve pain and posture, and although it isnt scoliosis-specific we have members who find it a big help. It is quite easy to find AT practitioners and they aren't hugely expensive compared to the scoliosis-specific therapies.
PS I hope you don't mind, but I have removed your other thread as we don't allow duplicates, to save the forum from getting disorganised.
[SIZE="1"]37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.[/SIZE]