Julia Carlile suffers from scoliosis, a condition that causes the spine to curve. Since her diagnosis 6 years ago, Julia has tried various clinical methods to improve her painful condition. Now, Julia is able to live her life pain-free and continue her love of dancing thanks to the bespoke spinal brace manufactured by Blatchford.
At the age of 8, Julia was first provided with a spinal brace through the NHS which she found to be too bulky and obvious under her clothes. Like most children, Julia wanted to be able to wear the same fashionable clothes as her friends and did not want her brace to be visible when doing so. At only 9 years old, she decided to research developments in the treatment of scoliosis herself and discovered a different brace, designed to be much less visible under clothes. Julia wore this new brace for a number of years but soon grew out of it. Once again, Julia took it upon herself to research new techniques and found the Gensingen Brace® and Schroth Best Practice® exercise rehabilitation.
The Gensingen Brace® was designed by Dr Hans Weiss in Germany and, along with the supporting Schroth Best Practice® exercise rehabilitation, is a proven and effective non-surgical scoliosis treatment. The latest 3D scanning technology is combined with advanced clinical expertise to provide a spinal brace bespoke to each patient. The brace is streamlined to the body to make it barely visible under clothes.
Julia has now been wearing her Gensingen Brace® for over a year and is thrilled with the improvement it has made to her everyday life. Julia commented: “I can really see and feel a difference. I have far less pain even when I take the brace off now”. Julia dances 6 days a week, including ballet, tap, jazz, street and contemporary dance styles. Her dream is to study dance at college and to become a professional performer.
Blatchford Private Clinic, in partnership with ScoliosisUK Ltd, offers proven and effective non-surgical scoliosis treatment. This new 24 hour service offers unique treatment packages with the brace being fitted only hours after visiting the clinic.