Scoliosis FAQs

Scoliosis – Your Questions Answered

For patients with - scoliosis, it can be difficult to understand the different treatments on offer. The good news is that there are alternatives to invasive surgery. At the London Orthotic Consultancy, we have offered non-surgical bracing and physiotherapy treatment for some years now. As a result, we are building a growing body of evidence as to the effectiveness of gensingen brace treatment versus other forms of scoliosis treatment.

Recently, LOC orthotist, Sally Hews and LOC physiotherapist, Deborah Turnbull were invited to share their expertise with the Academy of Physical Medicine in a series of interviews.

Scroll down to find your questions about scoliosis answered in a series of bite-sized, easily accessible video clips.


How do private and NHS scoliosis care differ?

How effective is non-surgical scoliosis bracing treatment?

Can you treat significant Cobb angles with scoliosis bracing?

Can you treat scoliosis just with insoles?

How do you measure the success of scoliosis treatment?


Is it true that young women are more likely to develop scoliosis?

Are the Gensingen Brace and Schroth Method only applicable to certain age ranges?

Are age and treatment length important in successful scoliosis treatment?

Do I need to wear my Gensingen Brace all the time?


What’s different about the Schroth method and Gensingen Brace?

What is the difference between a Gensingen Brace and a Boston Brace?

How much does a scoliosis brace cost and can it be funded by medical insurance?

How effective is Gensingen Brace treatment for adults with Scoliosis?

Location FAQs:

We have the following facilities and amenities at our Kingston Upon Thames location:

  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair ramp
  • Disabled toilet
  • Baby changing facilities

We also have the Gait Laboratory for orthotics patients and Onsite Manufacturing for speedy turnarounds and adjustments whilst you wait.

We have the following facilities and amenities at our Cambridge location:

  • Free parking directly outside the clinic
  • Large Waiting Room
  • No Toys (Due to Health & Safety Requirements of the clinic)
  • Baby changing space (In clinic room)

For more information about The Beechwood Complementary Medical Practice, please visit The Beechwood Practice.

Clothing worn is dependent on which clinic you are attending. You will be sent a letter detailing what clothing to wear along with all other details prior to any appointment at the clinic.