Scoliosis & Somatic Movement

In the world of idiopathic scoliosis, a strong theory is that the brain and the body are miscommunicating, and chronic contraction of certain muscles is responsible for pulling the spine out of alignment and into the curved pattern. It makes perfect sense, then, that... read more

How Is Exercise Beneficial for Scoliosis?

As mentioned before, many of my blog posts are the result of questions I get asked by parents and clients alike: How is Exercise Beneficial for Scoliosis? There are those that would argue the effectiveness of exercise for scoliosis, but to me and many others, the... read more

Contributing Components to Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

The definition of Idiopathic is “relating to or denoting any disease or condition which arises spontaneously or for which the cause is unknown.” While the cause of AIS is unknown, there are believed to be certain components influencing the condition. These components... read more

National Scoliosis Awareness Day

June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month and June 27 is the day.  According to the Scoliosis Research Society, the aim of Scoliosis Awareness Month is to “highlight the growing need for education, early detection, and awareness to the public about scoliosis and its... read more

What is Self-Correction & Why Should I Do it?

As with many of my blog posts, I create them from questions I am asked either from parents or my clients. What is Self-Correction is a common one. So what is self-correction and why should I do it you ask? Self-Correction is the practice of noticing or catching... read more

How Scoliosis Influenced My Yoga Practice and Teaching

Recently I lead an outdoor back yard yoga practice, bringing students together in a socially distanced environment.  It was wonderful, and just what we all needed. Joining them in the final relaxation phase of class, I guided them, asking them to notice the subtle... read more

Is Yoga Safe for Scoliosis?

Anyone who has searched the internet for scoliosis exercises or alternative scoliosis therapies, etc., has likely found conflicting information regarding yoga for scoliosis. I believe there are two reasons for this. First, I believe there are those out there that... read more

Early Intervention is the Key

Early Intervention is the KeyWhen a child is diagnosed with mild scoliosis, the recommendation is all too often to “wait and watch” Or “wait and see.” In my opinion this is unfortunate, not only because by the next imaging the curve has often... read more

Learning Curves & Degrees

One of the most important things we can do when our child is diagnosed with scoliosis is to educate ourselves and our child.  Knowledge is power, and being empowered makes us an advocate for our child and gives them a feeling of control. Knowing your child’s... read more

The Basics on Banishing Back Pain

It is estimated that over 80% of the population will experience back pain in their lives at one time or another, often becoming chronic.  Misuse and under-use of our bodies are often the cause:  We sit too much, often with poor posture, we stand with poor... read more

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