New clients often ask what my thoughts are on scoliosis spinal fusion surgery and its side effects, because that is the only option they were given by their doctors to treat their scoliosis. I’m going to have the conversation I have with them with you. To summarize: Doctors usually don't ... [ Read On ]
Do back braces help scoliosis?
The topic of back bracing to help with scoliosis always ends up being a huge conversation when a new person with scoliosis comes into my Pilates studio for the first time. This is especially true if it is a child coming in with a parent. Each and every case of scoliosis is different, so I can’t ... [ Read On ]
Case study confirms movement and massage are good for scoliosis
An interesting article came out in the spring 2019 Massage Therapy Journal titled "A Multimodal Approach to Scoliosis; Can massage therapy improve idiopathic scoliosis?" The article gave an overview of a 2009 case study about a 40-year-old woman who was diagnosed with scoliosis at age ... [ Read On ]
How much does Pilates teacher training cost?
The question I'm asked most often as a Pilates teacher trainer by prospective trainees is about the financial side of training and teaching. How much does Pilates teacher training cost? How much does a Pilates instructor make? Let me shed some light on these questions. Let’s talk money. As with ... [ Read On ]
The 5 Best Exercises for Scoliosis
One of the most common questions I get asked at the end of a lesson with a scoli client, is "what are the best exercises for scoliosis?" After years of working with countless clients and reading through mounds of research, here's what I've learned are the best exercises for scoliosis: ... [ Read On ]
How long does it take to become a Pilates instructor?
A question I'm asked very often as a Pilates teacher trainer is, 'how long does it take to go through a Pilates teacher training program and become a Pilates instructor?' When you read a training program's website, there never seems to be a clear and simple answer. There is good reason for that ... [ Read On ]