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Pilates for Scoliosis

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,208
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Scoliosis
I have been a Pilates Instructor for a year. I have just met a lady who has had Spinal Fusion surgery due to Scoliosis and would like to try Pilates. I tried a few easy exercises with her and she really liked it. I know I am not a physician but I really want to help her. Does anyone have any thoughts on the matter? Any books or articles I could read?
I feel confident in my training but would like to hear from real experiences.


  • Hi

    My doctor recommended I did pilates to help my core muscles. I did it for a year and I did enjoy it but there are definitely some exercises that cannot be done if you have had spinal fusion.

    Most things I knew right away I would not be able to do but the instructor just gave me other exercise that I could do. It is a bit of trial and error but it can be easy to push yourself and end up doing more harm than good.

    Although there were some things I could do, a couple of days later I would feel pain from the exercise. I think my lower back may have suffered from doing pilates as all the movement comes from there.

    Sorry this probably doesn't help but wanted to give you my experience.
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