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August 11, 2017

For all of you new mom's out there and mom's to be! Verena will be offering her pre and post natal Pilates workouts starting September 2017!! Verena is an amazing instructor whose skill and calm energy will have you leave feeling like your body has had a workout while...

July 6, 2016

Life with scoliosis is not something most people would choose. I watch my young people trying to navigate their teenage years with unrelenting pain or having to wear a brace (“I can’t wear the clothes I want because you can see the stupid brace”). Or struggling with th...

June 3, 2016



I wore a hard plastic brace around my torso from ages 8 to 16 to treat scoliosis, or spinal curvature. Bracing has been standard treatment in children for the past five decades, and I wore my brace diligently, if awkwardly, in the hope that it would contain my S-shap...

June 3, 2016

The normal human spine is capable of many movement possibilities, specifically side bending, rotation, flexion and extension. Postural changes resulting in reversible curves happen all the time; bending over to pick something off the floor, reaching up high with one a...

June 3, 2016

Never too late to start Pilates- this lovely woman started with me a few years the age of 89. She's still going strong, teaches me as much about life as I do about her health, and is one of the most motivated and amazing women I know. Now THAT'S an inspiration...

June 3, 2016

Ballet has such demands on a body- Always a pleasure to work with this lovely young woman and see her grow more confident as she has become stronger, significantly reduced her hip pain and increased her ability to do what she loves- DANCE!

February 2, 2016

What do we use those funny looking (in this case pink) wedges for? According to scoliosis expert Karena Thek Linebeck, in order to bring the spine with scoliosis into the most neutral alignment it can achieve, we need to create correction in three dimensions. The wedge...

August 22, 2015

Before and after correction...the view on the left is of this lovely young woman seated without thinking of where her spine is in space. How she would be if she were studying (or texting!) or sitting in school. The view to the right is of the same teenager really worki...

August 14, 2015

I love how the center line of this young woman's shirt parallels the side to side curves of her scoliotic spine. The thickest side of the blue wedge sits underneath of her left rib cage to bring those ribs away from the mat and closer to neutral. The same with the righ...

June 3, 2015

According to Negrini et al (2008)**, gradual scoliotic curve progression in adults may be slowed or even stabilized by the practice of scoliosis specific exercises. While in adolescents who are still growing the goal of exercise is to stop postural collapse and rehabil...

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