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Initial Free Virtual Consultation

For patients considering LOC’s non-surgical treatment package for Scoliosis we offer the opportunity to have an initial free consultation via Skype or Facetime.

What does a Skype Scoliosis consultation involve?

The purpose of this consultation is to give you the opportunity to talk directly to one of our specialist clinicians about our bracing treatment with the Gensingen Brace by Dr Weiss® in combination with a Schroth exercise programme. Your clinician will be able to answer any detailed questions or concerns you might have prior to booking a face-face assessment. The virtual consultation is a 15 minute appointment.

Face to face Scoliosis Assessment

This comprehensive consultation will cover the following:

  • An assessment of the curve via x-ray(patients should have a copy of a recent x-ray with them)
  • An assessment of the severity and type of the patient’s scoliosis
  • Measurement of the angle of trunk rotation with a scoliometer
  • An assessment of posture, leg length, risk of progression of the curve and inherent flexibility of the body
  • Explanation of LOC’s treatment package (Gensingen Brace by Dr Weiss® and Schroth physiotherapy)
  • Discussion about how postural corrections can be achieved
  • Advice about helpful physical activities

Consultation with one of our scoliosis specialists costs £240.00.

Cost of Scoliosis Treatment Package

If a patient decides to proceed with treatment our comprehensive treatment package includes:

Total package fee: £3200.00

Some insurance providers (eg:BUPA) do cover the cost of our Scoliosis treatment package. If you have private medical insurance, please contact your company directly to enquire about cover for this treatment.

Why Choose LOC for your Scoliosis treatment?

Apart from our clinical expertise and the non-surgical advantages of our treatment package which combines bracing with the Gensingen Brace with Schroth Best Practice physiotherapy, LOC provides some additional support that patients and parents love.

Wear and Care Guide and Personal Support – Each patient/parent will be given a comprehensive wear and care guide which covers the most frequently asked questions we receive about wearing the Gensingen brace. To ensure peace of mind patients and their parents will also be given the direct e-mail addresses of the treating clinician so they can cover any specific concerns they may have. In addition, between review appointments, phone conversations with the clinician can be booked by prior arrangement with the admin team at the clinic.

Saturday group sessions – On Saturday morning, Deborah runs a group session for teenage scoliosis patients, where exercises can be monitored and postures can be improved and worked upon. Not only is it a great opportunity for patients to share their tips and tricks, but it provides a hub for teenage patients which boosts their morale as they realise that other teenagers are going through the same kind of treatment; they are not alone.

Please note: Because of Covid restrictions we cannot conduct these group sessions in clinic at the moment. Deborah is holding a monthly session online with a group of around 12-15 teenage female patients (aged 10-17 years).The session last an hour and allows the patients to ask questions and give peer advice, followed by doing an activity together, exercises ,baking or sharing in-brace fashion tips.

Patient progress – Using patient X-Rays and Cobb angle measurements and feeding these back to patients has been proven to motivate both patients and parents throughout the course of treatment, encouraging them to persevere and stick to their brace prescription and individual physiotherapy exercise programmes.

Express Treatment Package 

We have introduced an Express Treatment Package so that patients can visit for a short time to receive the treatment they need. After the initial consultation the Gensingen brace will be fitted within 5 working days and there will be an intensive Schroth physiotherapy programme (subject to availability and clinical needs) during that period. If you are interested in this package please contact us to confirm timings and details.

Our Kingston clinic is conveniently located only a short walk from Kingston mainline train and bus stations. It is only 25 minutes by train from central London with four trains an hour weekdays. Kingston is easily accessible from Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Express package fee: £3,600.00

 

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