Strategies for Correcting Scoliosis: Case Study

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Learn tips and strategies for identifying and correcting scoliosis with Sabina Formichella, who has 20 years of study and published research on scoliosis and Pilates. Sabina's student for this video is her mom Carmen, who has pronounced scoliosis which causes one leg to appear longer than the other due to the shift in her pelvis. See exactly how to observe the imbalance and then how to correct it with cues while following the classical repertoire. On the day this session was filmed, Sabina's mom was experiencing low back pain (a common occurrence for those who have scoliosis) and she also has osteoporosis so this session reflects what is appropriate for both. Visit Sabina for teacher training, workshops and lessons at True Pilates Italia in Rome, where this session was filmed.

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  1. pamdej 2 years ago

    Per favore scusami il mio italiano. La mia famiglia viene da una piccola città di nome Solofra, in provincia di Avellino. Sono nato negli Stati Uniti. Non pratico il mio italiano dopo la morte del mio genitore. Ho problemi con la scrittura tecnica, quindi scriverò il resto di questa nota in inglese.

    I have many clients with severe scoliosis with osteoporosis very similar to your Moms situation. It was incredible to watch you work with her. I learned many valuable ways to help my clients by watching and listening to you. It mentioned in your bio that you are published in working with Scolosis and Pilates. Would you mind telling me where I can find this publication. I also listened to your videos in italian to help me with my technical.

    You are a very accomplish teacher with fixing the body in front of you, as Pilates was designed to do.

  2. gituwagh 2 years ago

    Very informative.Your Mom is really strong,and looks very fit too.

  3. Ceci 2 years ago

    Loved the dynamic between you and your mother and the cues for the scoliosis. My mother has a similar scoliosis, I’ll try with her too ! Lovely lesson. Thank you !

  4. Marta Cuervo-Ostro
    MCO 3 years ago

    Such a nice session and lovely energy between you and your mom.

  5. Galka 3 years ago

    You both are very cute! Thank you for a pleasure observing the class. LOVE

  6. Nikos.Psychas
    Nikos.Psychas 3 years ago

    Thank you Sabrina. I would like to come and meet you some day! Fabulous session!

  7. Mileta Smith
    Mileta Smith 3 years ago

    I admire the love and care you showed your mom!

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