RESOURCES, RESEARCH & RECOMMENDATIONS

As you are reading through the resources below please know that learning to care for your body (or your family member’s body) will help you make the best decisions on how to care for your spine and health and thankfully you are not alone. Personal health care “takes a village,” and I’d like to extend my support as well as offer you the links below.

Your community is out there and there are professionals looking to help you on your journey.

To learn more about medical support organizations, Physical Therapists, and find research articles supporting exercise as intervention for scoliosis click the buttons below.

RESEARCH IS FOR EVERYONE

Research supported concepts are important to your success. Asking your medical professionals if they are aware of these types of studies will ensure that you are in the hands of someone who is up to date on current medically accepted practices.

Review on 7 Physiotherapies for Scoliosis Treatment
https://scoliosisjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13013-016-0076-9

Research on SEAS Method
https://scoliosisjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13013-014-0027-2

Breathing Patterns for improvement in Scoliosis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5140843/

Effects of Pilates & Schroth on weight distribution
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4842415/

Recent Publication by SOSORT members on the Spine
https://www.intechopen.com/books/innovations-in-spinal-deformities-and-postural-disorders

SCOLIOSIS SCREENING AND ASSESSMENTS

Assessments are an important part of learning more about Scoliosis. Screenings for Scoliosis include the use of the Adams Test while using a scoliometer and X-rays.

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p193.html

Understanding your Spine in movement is also an important part of screening, Kinesiologists are an excellent resource for understanding the muscle imbalance in your body as a results of the structural variations occurring from the spine.

The Society On Scoliosis Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Treatment is creating a standard of care within the Physiotherapy profession for scoliosis! Check out their resources. They are bridging the gap by allowing patients in on professional webinars.

https://www.sosort.mobi/index.php/en/

DO YOU NEED A SCHROTH THERAPY PT?

Below are some of the most highly regarded Scoliosis Medical Professionals with the right qualifications for movement based intervention care. Do your own research and have an initial consultation before jumping into purchasing multiple session treatment packages.

It is important to note that the SEAS & Schroth based therapies are methods only Physiotherapists and Physical therapists are allowed to learn and perform on patients with scoliosis. Movement professionals like myself seek out as much training as possible and partner with a Physical therapist or Physiotherapist very closely to produce results.

Laura knows several of these clinicians personally or has read the research written by the Doctors of Physical Therapy at these clinics.

Medical Professionals for intervention scoliosis care

Lisa Stolze Therapies
Colorado
https://www.stolzetherapies.com/

Scoliosis Rehab Clinic
California
https://www.scoliosisrehab.com/

Dr. Hagit Berdishevsky, Schroth NYC
NYC
http://www.schrothnyc.com/

Dr. Susan Henning, Advanced Physical Therapy
Chaple Hill, NC
https://advance-physicaltherapy.com/people/susan-henning/

SOS Scoliosis Clinic
London, England
https://www.scoliosissos.com/

WHY PILATES FOR SCOLIOSIS?

Everyone can experience the benefits of building strength using deliberate Pilates.

Slow and isolated Pilates movements can activate mindfully work for small muscles, build positive body awareness, and sense your alignment when you are living with Scoliosis. These are learned skills that are powered by your mind-body relationship so stay focused and ask questions. Improving your comfort level while living with Scoliosis is possible!

Example Mind-Body Building Questions

To sense your spine alignment during your initial experience at the Pilates studio.

Some example questions to help you increase spine alignment and body awareness during this step are:

  • How do you position yourself cope with discomfort?
  • Can you feel where your curves are located?
  • What movements irritate your body?
  • What is your endurance like on a daily basis?

By being attentive to your body and increasing exercises like modified pilates, stretches, and creating mind-body connections you open yourself to learning what works for you and how to mindfully manage your scoliosis.

You can use the mind-body practice of Pilates to help you embrace strength and mindfulness on this brave path toward feeling better.