Did you know that your Body Mass Index (BMI) and scoliosis risk are connected? A recent study indicated having a low BMI can increase one’s risk of developing scoliosis, particularly when combined with classical ballet training. I was trained in classical ballet, was diagnosed with scoliosis at a young age, and was thin, like most dancers. In this video I explain how a low BMI can potentially delay the start of puberty, giving scoliosis more time to effect the spine.
Please share your experiences on this topic in the comments.