Head To Toe Scoliosis


Certified Practitioner of the Scoliosis Correction Protocol™ (Back Pain Correction Protocol™) & Spiral Stabilization Methods.

Combining evidence-based conservative European specialist treatment methods to train patients in their scoliotic curves, to halt and/or reduce (if still growing) their curves, reduce muscle imbalances, decrease pain, avoid surgery and empower them to take charge of their health.

Marcus Cook – certified therapist.

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is not a life-threatening disorder! It is a three-dimensional change in posture that leads to a spinal angle (a deformed change in the vertebrae) that can be measured on an X-ray. Scoliosis is diagnosed when the Cobb angle exceeds 10 degrees.

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine, shaped like a C or S-shaped curve. The four main types of curves are classified as a right C curve (levo scoliosis), a reverse C curve (dextro scoliosis), an S curve and a reverse S curve.

The causes are unknown, hence the name ‘idiopathic’ (of unknown cause). There are numerous hypotheses, but it tends to develop during rapid growth spurts. Scoliosis affects about 2% of the population, affecting females more than males. The current medical model offers bracing, surgery and painkillers as treatment options.

When viewed from behind, the vertebrae will rotate and curve sideways to the right or left of the spine, where the vertebrae usually stand on top of each other. Because the spine rotates and curves sideways, it pulls the ribcage out of its normal position and strains the back muscles and internal organs, which can cause pain and discomfort.

Scoliosis causes adverse aesthetic physical effects in appearance (The shoulder blade may lift, the waist can appear uneven, and when bending forward, one side of the ribs may elevate), not to mention the effects on self-image and confidence, and scoliosis can (but does not always) cause pain through posture and load compensations.

Exercises from the Scoliosis Correction Protocol™, Spiral Stabilization and education can help. It does not always result in surgery, but it is most health systems’ primary treatment. Evidence supports the exercises used as seen in the PSSE (pattern or physiotherapeutic -scoliosis-specific exercises) and PSSR (pattern-specific scoliosis rehabilitation) protocol programmes.

There is a growing consensus that conservative approaches have a place in treating idiopathic scoliosis and can be effective.

Scoliosis Correction Program

Using a blend of Scoliosis Correction Protocol™ & Spiral Stabilization treatments utilise the specific muscle groups affected to normalise the posture through static, dynamic and stabilising control, working with and using gravity as a friend.

A full postural and scoliotic assessment is provided, and individual exercise programs, advice and training on an adaptation of regular activity postures for your curve type and 3D movement are explored to increase mobility, gain flexibility, strengthen your spinal column and increase endurance. Advice is also given on diet, sleep, breathing exercises and lifestyle choices.

Treatment Aims

Aims in children:
Reduce Cobb angle (to avoid surgery and progression)

Aims in adults:
Stabilise Cobb angle and prevent progression/worsening of the Cobb angle 

Normalise/re-balance posture
improve the cosmetic concerns and, therefore, prevent the progression

Improve function
prevent respiratory system issues and restore movement

Reduce postural pain

To enable patients to manage their concerns independently and empower them in their treatment decisions.

When diagnosed, patients and their families have varying concerns.

Head To Toe Therapies attempts to provide reassurance, attainable outcomes, and reasonable expectations from the outset. Treatment is always individualised and varies throughout treatment.

Can you slow down, stop or even reduce the progression of your curve?

Well, it all depends. 

The truth is many factors go into controlling your curve; like with everything, individual results can vary. 

Most people don’t get results just by buying any “how-to program”, and I believe that’s because they aren’t committed. They soon give up, quit and don’t do the necessary work to make it happen. 

However, if you’re serious about this and put in the work, which should be a minimum of 30 mins a day, you WILL see changes.

I’m sharing every technique and strategy with you.

I honestly believe this is the best information you’ll find. 

It’s 100% up-to-date and in-depth.

Having used these techniques with AIS (adolescent idiopathic scoliosis) and adult scoliosis, I can honestly say this system works. And the patients that gain the best results are the ones committed to doing their homework. 

Just 30 mins a day is all it takes to see results.  

What is the Scoliosis Correction Program?   

The entire program is laid out into 7 steps that cover everything from the history of scoliosis, mindset training and whole-body assessments. But I’ve realised that some people only want to learn the exercises. This is why I’m now offering just the exercise component of the protocol. You can learn the 3 major steps toward correcting your scoliosis curves.

It is broken down into 3 parts:

Part #1


  • Learn why curves need to be corrected from the top down, bottom-up and with rotation!
  • Help your spine experience a new normal, eliminate pain and feel more aligned.
  • How to create a scoliosis stretch station at home using simple bars from a hardware store
  • Options for how to increase mobility with no equipment.

…Once We’ve Increased Your Mobility, Your Spine Needs Strength to Hold it in place…

Part #2


  • How to strengthen the spine from the top down and bottom up.
  • Add resistance in 3 dimensions.
  • Specific exercises are designed to stimulate the nervous system and the muscles.
  • How to set up your stability/strength station at home
  • Detailed explanations of the equipment I recommend and household alternatives. 
  • The correct set-up to make each one of your movements count.

…Once You Have Mobility and Strength, Your Spine Will Need More Endurance So You Can Do The Things You Love For Longer…

Part #3


  • A step-by-step guide of how to move your body specifically to increase your endurance.
  • A simple exercise that can be taken from easy to hard in seconds
  • Spinal Somatic Exercises
  • Spiral Stabilization Exercises
  • How to do these exercises anywhere

We will also look at your Mindset:

Delving deep into the connection between your thoughts and spine gives you tools to help you when things seem hard. 

And, Your – Lifestyle:

The Back Pain Correction Protocol™ & Spiral Stabilization techniques offer – a specific program to help you beat back pain, which is common with people with scoliosis. 

That might seem like a lot, but they are all proven strategies and exercises to control your curve

Here’s What to Do Next

All you need to do is click the button below. Please enter your name, address, email, and telephone details and a little information about you/or your child’s scoliosis, i.e., Cobb angle, age, how long they’ve had scoliosis and the hospital they are seen by. I WILL CALL YOU once I have that information, and we can discuss the best course of action.

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Having recently fractured the ball in my shoulder socket and badly damaged the soft tissue in my arm, I was recommended by my Physiotherapist to have some treatment with Marcus. I have found his knowledge, and advice on exercises extremely helpful and beneficial, and feel sure that my recovery in gaining full movement again is due to his treatment. I highly recommend him.


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I feel the difference after my treatment sessions with Marcus, and I highly recommend him. I suffered from a horribly stiff neck for years due to having scoliosis since childhood, and stretches, exercising, and physio had not worked. From my first appointment with Marcus, the stiffness and discomfort I felt in my neck mostly went away. I felt great relief from the first session, and I have sessions every few months to address my scoliosis aches and pains as well as smaller aches and to maintain health and good mobility in my body. I always come away feeling benefits which are both instantaneous and lasting. Marcus is very professional, and I feel that his studies in Physiotherapy and Osteopathy keep him at the forefront of skills in practice. His approach is very holistic, and he’s shared his ideas and naturopathic beliefs with me regarding nutrition and sleep which have helped me improve my health. Professional and with a warm and positive energy, I look forward to my appointments and feel grateful for the benefits I’ve received from my sessions with him.


Foot Pain

24 November 2023

I must thank Marcus for his guidance in helping me heal my plantar fasciitis! I had been suffering plantar fasciitis pain since February 2023 and had seen two physiotherapists and a massage therapist, but they couldn’t get it gone, even with acupuncture and exercise. I finally got directed to Marcus in September. We discussed toe curls with a tea towel, weighted towel, a tennis ball to mobilise my foot, and a bottle of frozen water to help with the discomfort and swelling! We also worked on toe and calf strength and deep massage of my foot too. Following all his advice and treatments, I found more comfort after each visit. I can now walk without pain or feeling like I have a rock in my shoe. Thank you, Marcus.


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In an industry that necessitates optimal physical performance from both riders and horses on a consistent basis, the presence of a therapist possessing great talent, knowledge, understanding, and insight becomes imperative to uphold such standards.

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