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Scoliosis and Aging

Aging is something that happens to all of us daily, which is no surprise, but as we reach 50 we lose muscle at a faster rate than prior years. It is important to keep the muscles strong to support our spines and joints, but also prevent osteopenia and osteoporosis.  For scoliosis this is imperative and the sooner you …

The Uniqueness of Your Scoliosis

Over 3 million people will be diagnosed this year with scoliosis. Scoliosis affects 2-3% of the population yet there is still much that is not known about this condition. Doctors indicate that 80% of patients they can find no specific reason. For as much is known of scoliosis little is still known. “Scoliosis can develop in …

Exercising with Scoliosis

“They told me core exercises would help maintain my scoliosis curves, but nothing beyond that. I am thankful I found you.” Pilates classes were this client’s exercise of choice in the last 18 months. The first instructor did extensive research to modify movements for her. The second instructor has not had as much success as …

Tech Neck or Text Neck

You and I have seen it. Someone walking down the street looking at their phone or sitting at the coffee shop with phone in hand. Perhaps you are reading this blog on your phone. There is no turning back time. We are a technology driven society. It has its blessings and its curses. Having worked …

Prevention of Plantar Fasciitis

How do I prevent Plantar Fasciitis? I get asked this question at least one time a week. My favorite prevention is the ABC’s. If you are at the office then extend your leg out. Sit at the front of your chair and using just your foot write out the A, B, C all the way …

Soccer and MAT (Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy)

Youth Soccer Player meets MAT Last week I encountered a young man of sixteen years who had been playing soccer since that age of 5 who unfortunately had not played for 3 months.  The pain in his legs primarily the one leg had brought him to the doctor. X-rays showed no issues and the diagnosis …

Hope for Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spinal column. It may be diagnosed, or it may not be. If the curvature is severe over 45% then surgery is highly recommended. But what about the rest of us? As a young teenager I recall in middle school what I call the “Bend Over Test”. All the girls …

Avoid Mosquitos – Plant Them Away

NOW IS THE TIME to Plant with Intention! If you are like me you are loving the sunshine and warmth of the Summer. I am busily planting annuals and perennials that survive our somewhat harsh winters. I am checking my list twice while I am also considering our friend (not so) state bird – “The …