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Pilates and Scoliosis

Scoliosis if idiopathic*, is not a sentence, but rather an improvable spine deviation. A conscious and balanced strength practice does wonders, visualization work is literally miraculous.

Scoliosis in the spine can be a source of pain and discomfort for some people. While most of us have scoliosis to some degree that goes unnoticed or without complication, the more severe cases can make a normal pain free life impossible. While there are surgical options (bone dis-formation) the idiopathic scoliosis can be "treated" with plain old exercise, I personally would opt for Pilates.

Pilates is a wonderful tool to help change muscular imbalances and change posture and alignment. The Pilates equipment lends itself to create a very specific movement plan for each individual. Each clients need will be addresses. The client above is not only standing taller but her shoulders and hips are in a better place. Can you can see the difference? This was her first session and it took about 20 minutes.

If you suffer from Scoliosis it would benefit you to first balance your spine and hips before you exercise. Avoid strengthening your faulty pattern. Let us help you in helping your body stand up straighter and perform better.

Before: (real client)

After 1 hour session

*means unknown, there is no bone deformation


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