Introduction to Pilates for People with Spinal Fusions

Fitness, Sports, & Spinal Fusions

I interviewed Dr. Hagit Berdishevsky specifically about spinal fusions and the considerations for sports and fitness. We talk about returning to activity post spinal fusion surgery and things to think about at all ages.

0:00 Introduction and Dr. Hagit’s Journey

9:08 What is Schroth Therapy?

12:51 Can the Schroth Method Benefit People with Spinal Fusions?

18:19 What Is Flatback Syndrome & What to Consider

29:02 Adjacent Segment Disease & Degenerative Disc Disease, Schroth Method, & Fitness

34:46 Fitness & Sports Considerations for Adults with a Spinal Fusion

43:25 Fitness & Sports Considerations for Adolescents with a Spinal Fusion

46:52 Columbia University Medical Center Guidelines for Adolescents Returning to Sports Post Fusion Surgery

47:47 Fitness & Sports Considerations for People that Have Spinal Fusion Surgery Later in Life (revision surgery or initial surgery)

52:45 Fitness & Sports Considerations for People Fused to the Sacrum & Pelvis

1:03:58 Forward Head Position in People with Spinal Fusions

1:09:02 Other Considerations for People with Spinal Fusions