April 2012 on the left, November on the right.
We did ten Rolfing sessions from May until August this year, additionally I showed some yoga-based exercises and the client went to yoga classes once per week.
The pain changed from constant and intense to rare and tolerable, and even the curvature has improved!
Do you suffer from pain because of scoliosis?
If you live in or around Orlando, FL, and you are in your teens or twenties, you can be eligible to participate in a case study for scoliosis treatments.
I will reduce my fees for Rolfing Structural Integration for a few select individuals.
Please contact me through the Contact form on blog.balanceorlando.com.
Requirements are that you’ll provide me with recent X-rays, keep a daily journal about activities, exercises, and your pain levels.
I can only work with three more candidates this year, and hope to be able to start a bigger study next year.
P.S. right now I’m reading the story on The Curvy Spine. It’s moving me to tears. The state of health care and greedy practitioners that benefit from it infuriate me. I’m glad the author had been so stubborn in fighting for herself.
I’m struggling with Warrior I. To get a more honest hip flexor stretch, I prefer using Crescent.
You can even use the pose to help with low back pain if you tend to overarch your lower back (hyperlordosis).
From Warrior I, lift the back heel, and bend the back knee so you can tuck the tailbone under. Pull the belly in and up, that helps to support the lower back.
Then slowly start straightening the back knee, while keeping the position of the pelvis. You don’t need to straighten it completely, just as far as it will go without lifting the tailbone up.
You should feel a stretch in the front of the back leg’s thigh.
I’m working on a post that explains what role the hip flexors play in chronic back pain–please subscribe so you don’t miss it!
Do you have the same problem?
After a long day of work your upper back feels locked up, you have the sense that you can’t really straighten your back, and pulling your shoulders back just makes it worse. Continue reading