Many of the patients we treat here at Scoliosis
SOS are passionate about dancing and terrified at the thought that scoliosis could stop them from achieving their dreams. We have treated patients
interested in just about every type of dance you could possibly think of; ballet,
jazz, ballroom, tap, hop-hop and street to name but a few.
This is no coincidence as dancers are usually
extremely body aware and scoliosis can have devastating implications for
dedicated performers. It can cause significant muscular imbalance, together
with impaired flexibility and cosmetic asymmetries; symptoms which are particularly
highlighted in anyone with the condition who dances.
This lack of ability to perform at a high
standard can often result in poor self-esteem, confidence issues and
Emily Hollingsworth from Swindon came for
treatment with us in desperate hope of resolving her postural asymmetries and
lung capacity problems. Emily hoped to find a way of managing her condition and
yearned to rebuild the confidence she had lost since her diagnosis. After
finding Scoliosis SOS and discovering ScolioGold therapy Emily was thrilled
to learn that she would be prescribed exercises to self-manage her symptoms.
Emily booked onto a four-week course of
ScolioGold therapy and was able to achieve a 2.5cm increase in height,
alongside a reduction in the rotation of her spine. Emily’s confidence has
soared following treatment and she now feels confident in her ability to dance
at a high standard and has even said she would be happy to wear a bikini again.
Emily chose to do 4 weeks in one block; however
it is possible to split the course into 2 blocks of 2 weeks and research
suggests there is no difference in results as long as the full course is
completed within 6 months.
Often cosmetic appearance can be a huge
motivational factor for young girls to find an effective spinal treatment. If
this can be achieved through exercise, rather than spinal fusion surgery then this
is an added bonus, especially for dancers looking to retain their flexibility.
All Emily’s exercises were specifically tailored
to her back and she was given ongoing support to continue her regime at home.
Dramatic results are often achieved within a
4-week course; however, progress can continue to be gained throughout a
Read the article below for the full story on Emily’s
journey or contact
Scoliosis SOS today to find out how our non-surgical treatment
courses may be able to help you.