Scoliosis Specialized Treatment with Pilates.
The spinal disorder scoliosis affects an estimated 6 million people in the United States, according to the National Scoliosis Foundation. It’s a potentially debilitating condition that can affect self-esteem and overall quality of life. Although there’s no cure, exercise like Pilates can help strengthen the muscles in the back and treat symptoms of the disease. Reports in the medical literature on individual patients with scoliosis show that Pilates, alone or in the combination with other exercises, helps flexibility and mobility, strengthens and stabilizes muscles around joints, decreases back pain and allows posture adjustments to improve spinal alignment and symmetry. Pilates can be very safe for scoliosis patients, but every situation is different and you need to adjust exercises to accommodate your limitations. Hanan has trained with Dr. Suzanne Cléf, DPT in her rigorous Pilates Therapeutics Specialization Program for Scoliosis Management. Hanan tailors the therapeutic application of this Pilates Method for each individual client.