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Pilates Center In Santa Clarita Seeks To Ease Scoliosis

By using specialized pilates treatments, Movement of Pilates in Santa Clarita aims to slow or halt spine deformation and help ease pain caused by scoliosis.

This special set of Pilates exercises is called “ScolioPilates,” and it seeks to alleviate the symptoms of scoliosis.

A spine problem characterized by incorrect curvature of the spine, scoliosis is often diagnosed in late childhood or early adolescence. Sometimes it is discovered during routine testing held by elementary or junior high schools. It may also be found during routine pediatric checkups.

A surprisingly common issue, scoliosis is usually very mild. It affects about 3 percent of adolescents to some extent. It is very easy for scoliosis to go undiagnosed for many years due to the fact that it is often mild enough not to cause discomfort in adolescents.

In cases where scoliosis is more pronounced, symptoms can be much more severe. Issues like chronic back pain, bad posture, and even difficulties breathing may occur if scoliosis continues to deform the spine through late adolescence and into adulthood. In particularly advanced cases, this can prove debilitating.

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Movement of Pilates hopes to help keep scoliosis sufferers from these advanced symptoms using “ScolioPilates.” Officials say these exercises can both reduce scoliosis related pain and hopefully keep the spine from further deformation.

According to Movement of Pilates officials, the “ScolioPilates” treatment involves using “traction, stretching, breathing exercises and pilates” to “help students combat the effects of Scoliosis and discover a stronger, more pain-free life.”

In keeping with her goals of providing mechanisms for her students to build lifelong health, Movement of Pilates Owner Melissa Lee studied and prepared for five years before she began offering the “ScolioPilates” course in 2008.

“My true passion is helping those that are maybe unable to find help in a traditional gym or general therapy setting due to injury, disability or medical condition,” said Lee. “And let me tell you, I love working with the curviest of spines!”

Private “ScolioPilates” sessions are prescribed to determine the needs of each person’s individual body. After this, students may opt for group “ScolioPilates” instead of or in addition to private sessions.

“It’s never too early or late to combat the effects of Scoliosis,” said Movement of Pilates officials. “All you have to do is take that first step.”