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Case Study: Scoliosis Strategies

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If you’re struggling to understand scoliosis, Lori presents her own strategies for approaching and working with this very individual and often complicated body issue. Her student Kay has both a severe curvature and a corkscrew-type twist in her spine along with an off-kilter pelvis. Using the Cadillac and Ladder Barrel, Lori shows what she has been doing to build the muscles to support Kay’s body as well as the unwinding techniques she uses to help Kay decompress to keep her pain-free and active on a daily basis. Visit Lori at Atlas Pilates in Seattle, Washington where this class was filmed.

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  1. Alexandra Bohlinger
    Alexandra Bohlinger 6 years ago

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, so helpful and educational! I feel like we as teachers should imagine our clients bodies as our own (living in their bodies); that is why it is so important the communication between instructors (servants) and clients (teachers). We learn so much from our clients, I love that! Thank you Lori and Alisa! Please more videos like this 🙂

    • Lori Coleman-Brown
      Lori Coleman-Brown 6 years ago

      Hi Alex. Yes, I agree completely. I try to get inside of my client’s experience. My new apprentice assignment is to breathe with clients while she observes.

  2. szpilates72 7 years ago

    Thank you Lori,
    I love learning from you. Its so helpful.
    When youre in Los Angeles, would it be possilble to have a session with you??
    Thank you,

    • Lori Coleman-Brown
      Lori Coleman-Brown 7 years ago

      Thank you Stacey. I don’t have any current plan to teach in LA, but I love it there, and will definitely be back. It will be my pleasure to teach you a lesson. If you would like to be on my mailing list, let me know-

    • Lori Coleman-Brown
      Lori Coleman-Brown 6 years ago

      Hi Stacey. I’ll be teaching at Vintage Pilates in LA in September. Hope to see you!

  3. aubergine22 7 years ago

    Wonderful imagery and analogies. Encouraging and easy to understand. Love your energy, Lori and Kay. Thank you!

  4. Gaia Faggiani
    gaia 7 years ago

    Thank you Lori! Always briliant hints! I will be using the pillar que tomorrow with my scoliosy client right tomorrow!

    • Lori Coleman-Brown
      Lori Coleman-Brown 7 years ago

      Thank you and have fun with your client!

  5. pilates 7 years ago

    Thanks to you both for the demo and thoughts/ideas!

    • Lori Coleman-Brown
      Lori Coleman-Brown 7 years ago

      I’m glad you liked it. Hope it will be useful.

  6. pilatesgal50 7 years ago

    Excellent as always and very insightful. Really liked the image of the 4 pillars and how you allow the client to find the strength there when not using props like wedges, etc. The swan on the barrel was nice to see. Going to be using that one with my clients. Sure to get lots of “ughs” like Kay, who, by the way, is awesome! You both are. Nice to see such great team work.

    • Lori Coleman-Brown
      Lori Coleman-Brown 7 years ago

      Haha. Kay makes lots of faces and crazy sounds during her workouts. She was super disciplined during this filming 🙂

  7. Andrea Maida

    This a great class Lori! Thank you so much – and thank you Kay!

    • Lori Coleman-Brown
      Lori Coleman-Brown 7 years ago

      Hi. Kay is delightful to work with. She works hard and enjoys sharing her process.

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