In most cases, the cause of scoliosis is not known. It develops mostly in children and teens and often runs in families, and females are affected 9 times more often than males.
There are two main types of scoliosis which we cover in the course, and one type can often be improved and reduced with treatment and exercise. Unfortunately, there are not many practitioners qualified or even aware that such treatments and exercise programs exist, and as a result you will frequently read that: “Exercise programs have not been shown to keep scoliosis from getting worse.” This simply isn't true. It is the specific type of exercise program that makes all the difference; and I will be teaching THAT program inside the course.
Good posture allows our body to respond well to stress from simple every day activities. But when we lose our body alignment, as we do with scoliosis, the stress and strain of simple daily life (sitting, walking, sleeping and other activities of daily living) lead to muscle tension, pain, weakness, spinal degeneration and poor health.
In the rehabilitation exercise section of this course, I am going to teach Mirror Image Exercises to help improve body alignment (posture), and THAT will ultimately reduce the pain from scoliosis. So what's a mirror image exercise? Well, if our scoliosis bends us to the left, I'm going to show how to bend to the right. If our scoliosis twists us right, I going to show how to twist left, and all in an effort to improve our body symmetry and ultimately reduce the pain.
The majority of the students on this course are over the age of 35 (many over 50) and I'll explain why 'getting worse' is unlikely at this age; however degenerative changes (arthritis) are more likely as studies have shown that prolonged periods of inactivity are related to increased risk of treatment failure. The very good news is that means your long-term success improving your scoliosis may be largely up to you and your efforts. This course is for those of you who plan on aging gracefully and who desperately want to improve your scoliosis appearance and general health.
I think you will love this course! See you on the inside.
In the early 90s, frustrated by years of pill-popping and chronic daily headaches, I took myself to a chiropractor. I was so amazed with the results, that I moved to the UK (from Toronto) to study Chiropractic.
Several years after qualifying, I was horrified by a picture of myself. I had developed horrible forward head posture - I was embarrassed to be a healthcare professional with bad posture. I become obsessed with how to improve my posture. I spent years studying x-rays and trying new products and exercises. I later qualified with a fellowship in the physics of posture correction. I fell in love with posture!
With more than a decade of clinical experience, Paula Moore (aka, the Posture Doctor) is a self-confessed posture addict. She is internationally trained, holds three degrees and a fellowship in the physics of posture correction.
A best-selling author and creator of a popular video blog on posture; and with millions of Youtube views, she is fast becoming the next big thing in online digital healthcare. Paula is a popular speaker and has received international attention with interviews by the BBC and appearances on Breakfast Television. She is the 2012 winner of the business Profile of the Year - London, UK.