Many people with scoliosis choose Pilates based programs to maintain their fitness. Pilates helps people with scoliosis by focusing on improved postural alignment as well as by providing a safe fitness option to increase flexibility, strength, and movement fluidity. In addition, Pilates may help ease the pain that some people with scoliosis experience.
I specialize in developing safe and enjoyable Pilates programs with appropriate exercise modification for clients who have scoliosis by focusing on the following key principles:
- Neutral spine and neutral pelvis
- Breath and global expansion
- Axial elongation and core control
- Organization of the head, neck, and shoulders
- Alignment and weight bearing of the extremities
- Movement integration
I am well versed in other spine conditions that may present in adults as a result of scoliosis such as stenosis, spondylolisthesis, herniations, fusions, arthritis, and pain due to asymmetrical loading of the spine over time.
“I just wanted to say a HUGE thanks for class on Saturday and for EVERYTHING you’ve been offering this year. Doing this work with you has caused a complete shift in my relationship to my spine, my wellness, the way I breathe, dance, sleep, and do everything! Seriously- this work has been a huge transformative bright spot in such a challenging year. I can’t imagine that I did such a long bunch of years of dancing and living without knowing all of this amazing information you are sharing with us, and I know that my future as a dancer/mover/human has been so positively affected by doing this learning and incorporating these movements and new concepts into my life. I am SOOOOOOO deeply thankful for all that you continue to offer- it is 100% life changing, and I will never go back! Thank you thank you thank you”