Case Study: Lily’s Scoliosis
. Lauren Stephen
Lauren’s student for this lesson is 17-year-old Lily whose scoliosis was painful and severe. She had been to many doctors and their only recommendation was complete spinal fusion. Lucky for her, her mother researched other options and found Pilates. After her very first lesson, Lily says she woke up with no back pain for the first time in months. The immediate results that Lily found were just the beginning of a journey toward health and balance in her body. With Pilates in her life there appears to be no need for surgery at all. Among the interesting things to note about Lily’s workout is that she’s simply doing classical Pilates--sometimes with a slightly lighter spring or a pillow for support under her head--but there’s nothing new in this lesson besides an application of the work for this particular body’s needs. It’s something Romana taught her teachers every day through her own example. Filmed at Pilates Seattle International where you can learn to teach, take Pilates lessons or Physical Therapy.