Report: #1370550

Complaint Review: ScoliSMART Clinic Dr. Sid

  • Submitted: Sun, April 30, 2017
  • Updated: Mon, May 01, 2017
  • Reported By: Anon7 — New York New York USA
  • ScoliSMART Clinic Dr. Sid
    2 W. 45th St
    New York , New York

ScoliSMART Clinic Dr. Sid Esprit Wellness Dr. Aatif Siddiqui ScoliSMART is a scam! Dr Sid is a thief New York New York

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This chiropractor should really lose his license. I did the 2 week ScolSMART bootcamp at the NY clinic with Dr. Sid and it was one of the worst experiences of my life! Completely barbaric and very brutal on the body making you extremely sore. Most importantly, not only did my scoliosis curve not reduce at all but it actually increased. I can also say firsthand that Dr. Sid along with his wife Marlene Oliva who attempts to sound wise and savvy, are money grabbing frauds who do not have the patients interests at heart and have clearly shown this once they collect your hard earned money, which is a significant amount. This place is just a big marketing propaganda that can easily lure you through digital marketing skills, but there's no long term literature to support any claims that its successful.

After learning the hard way, I can now say that I endorse the Schroth method, which is recognized worldwide and has been utilized for a very long time with a lot of literature that showcases its long term benefits and success. [continued below]....

..... The Schroth approach makes you the one aware and in control of your body and is practical to applying to every day life, whereas the ScoliSMART approach, which by the way basically a ripoff of the Clear Method, is completely barbaric. You keep going from one station to another being brutally strapped in different machines, and not having any sense of control of your body which defeats the whole purpose to applying this to real life and simply does not work and can make your scoliosis worse, like it did for me. I went to 2 other doctor opinions to assess the curvature measurements despite Dr. Sid saying I decreased at the end, and both doctors said it actually increased. The after-care regiment he gives is also unrealistic for the long term and further adds to the flaw of all of this. Besides the after care regiment he gives, he also pursuades you to buy a special brace equipment, which is just another marketing ploy of his to make you spend more money. 

And if that still wasn't enough, after sacrificing 2 weeks off from work, which many can not do either with their working schedule, and paying $7,000+, a significant amount of money for the treatment itself, he is completely unaccommodating to his patients once he receives your money. I asked for a simple request that other doctors, physical therapists and imaging centers have no problem providing, and the other ScoliSMART clinics had no problem doing either when I called to inquire. So this specifically pertains to him. You would think that all ScolSMART clinics work the same, but not so. He is the only one who gave me a hard time with this simple request which another doctor was able to do for me with no hesitation. Inconveniently, they also dont participate with insurance, and out of network reimbursements are always unpredictable. They ended up making an error with my insurance which needed to be sorted out, and for something that could be rectified easily and their own fault in the first place, him and his robotic staff gave me a hard time about this as well which again just demonstrated this doctors overall character. This is about principle with how he treats people. With all that being said, I encourage you to avoid this kind of treatment and doctor at all costs.

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