This blog is part of the Analyzing Scoliosis series, which is designed to teach movement practitioners how to work confidently with clients who have scoliosis. To start at the first post in the series, go here. My book, Analyzing Scoliosis, which covers the topics in this series in more depth (as ... [ Read On ]
Is scoliosis a disability?
The definition of disability is “a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities.” i Since I have scoliosis and specialize in working with people who have scoli, I’m often asked if scoliosis is a disability. I have very strong feelings about this topic, but ... [ 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 ]
Two Scoliosis Spinal Fusion Surgeries Approved by FDA
The FDA recently approved two more scoliosis spinal fusion surgeries: Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) and ApiFix. I’ve been reading about these two surgeries for years and am hopeful they will be good alternatives to the rod fusion surgeries that are currently done, but only time will tell. While ... [ Read On ]
Does scoliosis get worse with age?
I recently ran a giveaway over on Instagram called Scoli September. One of the contests asked a few true/false questions, including, "can scoliosis get worse with age?" This is one of the many questions about scoliosis that is surrounded by confusion. Think you know the answer? Read on and ... [ Read On ]
The Mighty Oak Tree
Scoliosis is complicated. How it manifests from person to person is different. The origin is often difficult to pin down. Past trauma to the body and how it interacts with the scoli introduces another level of body detective work that complicates an already complex diagnosis. This takes a while ... [ Read On ]