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 ]
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 ]
Recently, I was listening to a lecture on inventions at my children’s school. My kids were learning about early America and how inventions improved people's lives. At the end of the talk, the speaker said, “is there any aspect of your life where you could invent something to make it easier or ... [ Read On ]
Ballet, BMI and Braces = +Scoliosis Risk
If your pediatrician has ever told you that your child may have scoliosis, or a sideways bend of the spine, you’ve more than likely asked yourself, “what caused this?” or “how could I have prevented this?” Researchers have long struggled to find an answer. Everyone agreed that there was a likely ... [ Read On ]
Breast Cancer and Scoliosis
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, making this a great time to talk about the proven link between breast cancer and scoliosis. It's true. People with scoliosis are at an increased risk of getting breast cancer. Why? The short answer is the increased exposure to radiation from constant X-rays. ... [ Read On ]
Scoliosis Quiz – How Much Do You Know About Scoli?
It's National Scoliosis Awareness Month! In recognition of Scoliosis Awareness Month, let's take a quick scoliosis quiz: True or False? --Scoliosis can be fatal --Spinal fusion surgery is the only way to truly ‘fix’ scoliosis --People with scoliosis shouldn’t exercise --Women with ... [ Read On ]