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Two years ago today I started the biggest, hardest and most emotionally testing journey I have ever been on! This day to years ago I had my first kilo added to my traction! #scoliosis #scoliosissurgery #halogravitytraction #halogravity #scoliosisawareness #scoliosiswarrior
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#lifecoach #lifecoaching #inspire #scoliosis #dragonflylifecoach Check out www.dragonflylifecoach.com new and revised including #someonetolisten #someonetolistentome & Life Coaching specializing in people affected by scoliosis #scoliosissurgery #scoliosisfighter #scoliosiswarrior #scoliosisstrong #scoliosisawareness
My daughter's first public speaking, an interview after her dance performance. I am very proud of her! Thank you for being a good scoliosis ambassador! #scoliosis #scoliosisdrama #scoliosisdancer #scoliosissurgery #balinesedancer #dancer #livelaughlove #lifeofasinglemother #LifeisGreat #soifdevivre #es2019
X-ray of my spine circa 2016 showing the extent of scoliosis and spinal fusion instrumentation
Part of issues that can arise from #ehlersdanlos ise your stomach goes through a lot of ups and downs. With some of us being on feeding tubes or TPN. In the picture you see what I've ate showing my hand to compare size besides for two cookies I've had and I feel stuffed. However, my body sometimes works great or better when I don't eat as much as others. This was my #glutenfreedairyfree chicken taco dinner. This is probably caused from me getting stressed and eating stuff I shouldn't for a week or two. 😯 Getting back to eating right especially while I'm doing PT/OT. #MyCrazilyCurvedStory #IGotThis #Recovery #stomachIssues #AlwaysLookingForward #FusedFromSkullToPelvis #PositiveVibes #Mindset #ScoliosisSurgery #Kyphosis #BrainBleed #TetheredCord #NeverStopFighting #MCAS #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Addiction #Ehlersdanlossyndromekyphoscoliosis #EDS #EhlersDanlos #Strong #MentalIllness #MentalBattles #KeepGoing #Strength #GFDF
I was diagnosed with idiophatic scoliosis at the age of 10 from regular school check ups. From then on I was being followed by specialists every few months. At around the age of 13 I had a back brace fitted, which to be fair I did not wear as frequently as advised as it was extremely uncomfortable and I felt conscious going to school with it during the teenage phase. At the age of 15 during one of what I thought was a routine check up, the consultant had told me that my two curves had progressed to 60 and 57 degrees and that I required surgery... not one but two due to both these curves creating an ‘S’ shape in the spine. I was operated on the 12th and 18th of November, 2010. The picture on the left shows an x-ray of my spine prior to surgery and the image on the right was a year after spinal fusion with Harrington titanium rods. #scoliosis #scoliosissurgery #scoliosissupport #life #potd #instadaily #instagram #scoliosisgirl #scoliosisfighter #scoliosiswarrior #scoliosisstrong #scars #titanium #harringtonrods
Body confidence Scoliosis affects many different aspects of your life but one of the most self esteem knocking ones is the general appearance of your body. As teens at this time in our lives, we want to have that amazing figure that every girl dreams of - but of course scoliosis can't let that happen. Instead, it causes us to have uneven hips, wonky shoulder blades, rib humps on front and back and an overall slouching position. Because of this, we're forced to wear baggy clothes that hide all of this. We can't let our scoliosis stop us from wearing what we want. We can't let it make us feel upset and self conscious. It is so important to learn to rise above this and realize that you are perfect the way you are. You are you and you are beautiful. Keep fighting.💪💚🌻 • • • #scoliosis #scoliosisfighter #scoliosisstrong #scoliosissurgery #scoliosisdancer #staypositive #staystrong #keepsmiling #keepfighting #positivity #lotsoflove #fff #followforfollow
In all forms, early diagnosis of scoliosis is a primary goal. Treatment is always focused on slowing or preventing progression of the curve. I recommend all children between the ages of 8-15 receive a scoliosis screening. If you'd like more information or schedule your child's scoliosis screening, please contact my office at (954) 567-1332 or visit cantorspine.com.
Noah rocking his #teamtitaniumspine T-shirt available for purchase on our website...#linkinbio 👆
19th Jan 2009 Vs. 19th Jan 2019 🤯👊🏼❤️ | #10years #scoliosissurgery #scoliosis #thenvsnow
TODAY IS BETTER THAN YESTERDAY! I'm blessed to be able to say that. Harley is still sick but getting a little better and that makes me happy! As you see we got a little snow and the path is for my babies. Therefore today we got our running around done and back in our comfy clothes laughing our butts off at husband vs. wife pranks. Just a good ole comfy day. Well needed after the last few days. I'm so sore but I'm great! #MyCrazilyCurvedStory #IGotThis #Recovery #DogsOfInstagram #AlwaysLookingForward #FusedFromSkullToPelvis #PositiveVibes #Mindset #ScoliosisSurgery #Kyphosis #BrainBleed #TetheredCord #NeverStopFighting #MCAS #HomeBound #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Addiction #Ehlersdanlossyndromekyphoscoliosis #EDS #EhlersDanlos #Strong #MentalIllness #MentalBattles #KeepGoing #Strength #Doggies #BetterThanYesterday
My @behindthescars_ story and photo are live on @sophiemayanne Instagram! It’s almost a year since these photos were taken and I still absolutely adore them, they’ve shown me a different side to myself and given me a lot of confidence ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸: @sophiemayanne ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #behindthescars #scars #spinalfusion #spinalfusionscar #spinalfusionsurgery #scoliosis #scoliosissurgery #scarsarebeautiful #photography #disabled #disability #disabilitypride
If you believe in Stand Tall International's dedication to provide children in Tanzania with life saving scoliosis surgeries who suffer from medical resource scarcity by funding and arranging care in surrounding countries or the USA, visit standtallinternational.org to learn more and donate. Link in bio. . . . . #scoliosis #fundraiser #charity #nonprofit #giveaway #donate #donations #losangeles #tanzania #africa #spine #spinalfusion #help #standtallinternational #eastafrica #crowdfunding #scoliosissurgery #surgery #standtall #scoliosisawareness #scoliosissurgery #scoliosiswarrior #ngo #fighthard #bentnotbroken #swahili #donate #nonprofit
#teamtitaniumspine available on our website! #linkinbio 👉💻
Absolutely beautiful surroundings on our vacation to Zion National Park! For those of you new here you may giggle at my sit-ups because I don’t! 🤣 My spine is fused straight so my arms move but that’s about it! Modifying still makes for a HARD workout friends. 🥰Ps those moving window walls help us enjoy it with warmth inside at @cablemtnlodge ! 😍 #zionnationalpark #southernutah #utahisrad #spons #spinalfusion #scoliosissurgery #scoliosis #birdsofparadisepose #couplesyoga #transform20 #shauntfitness @shaunt
Fitness comes in many forms. Academic fitness requires dedication, creativity, and the pursuit to change for the better, just like in the gym. This is where our team finds new ways to make spine surgery better, safer, and more comfortable for our patients. So proud to work with incredible people who have the same vision of making neurosurgery better for our city, our country, and the world! 🇺🇸 #neurosurgery #spinesurgery #spinehealth #scoliosissurgery #spinedoctor #neurosurgeon #lab #research #changethatmatters #strength #fitness #wellrounded #creativity #goals #dailyhabits #pursueyourpassion #usewhatyouhave #balance #tomorrowisntpromised #doctor #doctorlife #workoutwithme #whatsthedocdoing
Reili made it downstairs for dinner! She is taking stairs with little assistance. We had a wonderful dinner delivered from Table of Contents Cafe by the kind and generous Lawrence Hammar. #scoliosissurgery #spinalfusionwarrior #curvygirlscoliosis #reili #elevenyearsold
Chorar, buscar entender, tentar superar. Vibrar, sorrir e se orgulhar com cada vitória. É difícil, é doloroso. Mas, ver uma cicatriz é entender que tudo aquilo passou e que você sobreviveu, apesar de negatividade, apesar de todos os preconceitos e apesar de todas as reprovações. • Créditos: Foto de @fusion_fitness__ Parabéns pelo lindo trabalho 👏🏻
【術後10日目】 少し更新空きました。今日で10日目になります。 8日目の時に術後初シャワーとコルセットの型取り。 初シャワーめっちゃ気持ちよかった。 けどすごく体力使うみたいで、 シャワーの後すぐ横になり休憩。 こちらも慣れが必要みたいです。 コルセットの型取りは問題なく終了。 立ちっぱなしが辛かったけど。 話を10日目に戻します。 今日は抜糸の日。抜糸と言ってもガーゼ付きの 防水テープを剥がすだけですが。 傷キレイだよ〜って言ってもらえたので 嬉しいですが、自分だとそうなのかわからない。 触ってみると傷跡から糸が出てるというか、 チクチクしました。 写真は抜糸後に撮りました。 意識しないと左肩が上がってしまう。 術前は右肩が上がっていました。 痛みは相変わらずすぎる左肩甲骨のコリ。 まだ日が浅いから仕方ないけど、できるだけ 肩甲骨を動かしてほぐすように言われました。 いつか和らぐといいな。 座っていられる時間が日に日に伸びている気がします。 1時間くらいなら多分座っていられるかな? けど体がガチガチになると思うので、 まだ練習が必要。 毎日歩く練習で1〜8階を階段で昇り降り。 疲れるけどなかなか達成感があります。 リハビリが土日はないので自主練てことで。 あと退院日が決まりました! 術後13日目の1月22日です。 なかなかいびきがキツイ方がいるので 余計に家が恋しいです。 ここまで回復してくると家でも病院でも さほど変わらないだろうとの見解。 なので病院にいるのもあと3日。 早いような長かったような。 #脊柱側弯症 #側弯症 #iamstraight #側弯 #側弯症の方と繋がりたい #scoliosis #scoliosissurgery #入院 #側弯症手術 #頑張れ自分
If you seen my stories you know my baby Harley is very sick. It is 1 of three things. A bad case of gastritis, his heart failing more or an obstruction. They go in order of what this may be. Lots of bacteria came up in his stool, however his blood work looks good. With only 1 blood protein slightly elevated on and his sugar was a bit high but that happens when they are scared or nervous. Which unfortunately he was both, they had to poke him so many times in all 4 paws to get blood finally. They put liquids under his skin since he has congestive heart failure he can't have them IV. It can put to much pressure on the heart. He was given an antibiotic and 4 meds to be added to his 2 already. I've had 2 sleepless nights (soon to be 3) watching over him and taking care of him. I'm exhausted and getting really sore, but my baby needs me and he comes 1st. I'm scared but he is strong like his momma and dad. So prayers please for my baby, Harley. We love you baby, keep fighting! #MyCrazilyCurvedStory #IGotThis #Recovery #FurBaby #Prayers #CHFsux #DogsOfInstagram #Dog #AlwaysLookingForward #FusedFromSkullToPelvis #PositiveVibes #Mindset #ScoliosisSurgery #Kyphosis #BrainBleed #TetheredCord #NeverStopFighting #MCAS #HomeBound #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Addiction #Ehlersdanlossyndromekyphoscoliosis #EDS #EhlersDanlos #Strong #MentalIllness #MentalBattles #KeepGoing #Strength
Patient Spotlight ❗️ Here we have Fabian. He is just 3 months out from his surgery for idiopathic scoliosis, very proud of your progress! 🥇 ▫️ ▫️ 💡Did you know? Scoliosis does not result from carrying heavy items, sports, or poor posture. ▫️ ▫️ #scoliosisresearchsociety #scoliosis #scoliosissurgery #pediatricspinesurgery #adolescentidiopathicscoliosis #ais #spinaldeformity #orthopedicsurgery #spinesurgery #spinesurgeon #spinalfusion #scoliosisawareness #earlyonsetscoliosis #infantilescoliosis #surgery #operatingroom #teamwork #spineteam #scheuermannskyphosis #kyphosis #neuromuscularscoliosis #scoliosisstrong #spondylolisthesis
it's been one year after my surgery. I feel better and slowly can live my normal life. But of course, I still feel pain sometimes😖 but it's okay, I feel fine. Thank you for all the support you have given️️❤️ keep fighting scoliosers💪🏻 . #scoliosis #scoliosissurgery #scoliosisfighter #scoliosiswarrior #scoliosisstrong #scoliosisawareness #scoliosissupport #scoliosisgirl #scoliosisstory #titaniumgirl
I HATE my back pain but it reminds me I have a body and I’m lucky enough to be here with my family, therefore I will continue to embrace it. #scoliosis #scoliosissurgery #backsurgeries
Var so spent at sleppa til skurðlæknan í Dk til eina samrøðu, sum je skuldi verið til 3mðr eftir operatiónina, men fyrst nú, 11 mðr eftir hana, eri sloppin til.. Vísti seg at verða heldur býtt at halda, at tað fór at ganga eftir mínum høvdi😅 tað var ikki mín skurðlækni je tosaði við, men ein annar, og hann var alt annað enn áhugaður í at hoyra, hvussu je eri plága av pínu o.l. í gerandisdegnum, og hann hugdi ikki eingang eftir øllum rygginum, men bert tí ovasta.. 😒 Var max 15 min inni, og slapp tí heim til Fø aftur longu í kvøld..✈️ Fekk í tað minsta nyggjar røntgen myndir, og vóónandi er ein ordulig ávísing til Fysio áveg.. #scoliosis #scoliosisproblems #xrays #difference #postop #scoliosissurgery #pain #backpain #problems
3 years ago I walked into surgery to correct my scoliosis! What a journey it has been. I’m very grateful for that transformation so long ago. It feels more like yesterday than 3 yrs. Although it was a hard recovery, it wasn’t all bad. I saw a lot of good in my life during that time. I saw lots of love, care, and service. At times, I felt this recovery was impossible. I wondered how I was going to make it through. But each day it started getting a little better & a little easier. Now, my scoliosis surgery is just a sweet memory that I will treasure forever. “Everything is possible. Even the impossible.” -Mary Poppins #scoliosissurgery #spinalfusion #scoliosis #aheadofthecurve
If you'd told me a year and a half ago that the first book I'd ever see my name in would be one about Pilates and scoliosis, I probably would've rolled my eyes and chuckled. But the Lord works in mysterious ways, and as I look back over the last year of my life, I couldn't be more grateful to have worked on this project. I've learned so much from it, and you will, too! • • If you're a movement practitioner, or you just want to know more about scoliosis, you won't find a better starting point than the pages I'm holding. Find the book on Amazon at the link in my bio! • • #scoliosis #analyzingscoliosis #bentbutnotbroken #spiralspine #analyzingscoliosisbook #scolistrong #scoliosiswarrior #scoliosisawareness #spinalfusion #scoliosisspinalfusion #scoliosissurgery #spinefusion #fusedspine #pilates #pilatesinstructor #pilatesforscoliosis #rehabpilates #pilatesheals #movementheals
18jan11 🔗 8 years ago I became bullet proof and now I am always the person with best posture in every room I walk in 💁🏼‍♀️ • • • • • #scoliosissurgery #scoliosis #scoliosisfighter #8years #surgery #escoliose
Interview with the very inspiring and knowledgeable Julie Wilkins from @forever_fused is now up on the Yogaberry channel (link in bio). In this interview we talked about how Julie, how has got a full spinal fusion herself got into yoga and started teaching people with fused spines. She also shares: ⭐️ do's and don'ts for fused spines ⭐️ what to consider when going to a general yoga class with spinal fusion ⭐️ what poses to practice and how to adapt your practice ⭐️advice for anyone who is considering surgery Enjoy 😃
Somebody is walking like a champ and ready to head home! Due to lack of resources in Tanzania, we fly our patients out of country to receive treatment. We would like to thank our monthly donors for making travel possible. Becoming a monthly can seem like a big commitment, but if you forgo going out for a meal or hitting a Starbucks for one single day, you can help fund the travel for children like Nalari. We're asking you to help us. If you sign up today for $5 monthly giving, we'll send you a handmade bracelet from Tanzania, a photo and handwritten letter from the child you're saving! You can sign up today with the link in our bio! One less cup of coffee can save a life! . . . . #scoliosis #fundraiser #charity #nonprofit #giveaway #donate #donations #losangeles #tanzania #africa #spine #spinalfusion #help #standtallinternational #eastafrica #crowdfunding #scoliosissurgery #surgery #standtall #scoliosisawareness #scoliosissurgery #scoliosiswarrior #ngo #fighthard #bentnotbroken #swahili #donate #nonprofit
Andy Stur- ‘another hill’ (2019) digital painting on film. digital painting: @uh_lys modeling and painting backdrop- yours truly ☺️
"Thank you old brace for doing a great job, but I'm just too big for you now." Charlotte is ready for her big girl brace!💕 Her curve has gone from 53 degrees to 15 degrees, and her smiles show how remarkable she's doing! #idiopathicinfantilescoliosis
A five star patient experience is our #1 priority. If you've been a patient of Dr. Steven Anagnost , we strongly encourage you to relay your feedback by writing us a review! By sharing your experience, you are not only helping us to improve our processes and approach to patient care, but you may also be empowering others take proactive steps in improving their health and wellbeing! #healthyyou William, thank you for sharing your wonderful and heartfelt story. I am so happy and grateful you’ve had such a wonderful results from your minimally invasive spinal procedure. I am so happy for you. The benefits of minimally invasive spinal surgery are truly awesome and the fact that it is less expensive than many traditional back surgeries is all the better. Thank you for the kind words and sharing your wonderful outcome with others. Follow me for daily inspiration, spinal health tips and news regarding minimally invasive spinal surgery procedures!! #health #wellness #healthcareeducation #healthyspine #spinehealth #instadoctor #tulsaoklahoma #oklahoma #instasurgeon #minimallyinvasivespinesurgery #backpain #scoliosis #scoliosissurgery #pain #excruciatingpain #lowerbackpain #discherniation #lumbarfusionsurgery #herniateddisc #painrelief #spinalcondition #patientcare #neckpain #severelegpain #anagnostspinesurgeon
WINTER STORM WARNING came across my phone this morning. I giggled when I saw it because my body has already said some change in weather (normally cold precipitation) is definitely coming. Can you feel change in weather? You see the cozy blanket I'm lying back on... that's my heated blanket that works so much better than a heating pad. You should try it if you have neck and back issues. Or, just are cold all the time from all the titanium in you. 💪 #MyCrazilyCurvedStory #IGotThis #Recovery #Winter #AlwaysLookingForward #FusedFromSkullToPelvis #PositiveVibes #Mindset #ScoliosisSurgery #Kyphosis #BrainBleed #TetheredCord #NeverStopFighting #MCAS #HomeBound #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Addiction #Ehlersdanlossyndromekyphoscoliosis #EDS #EhlersDanlos #Strong #MentalIllness #MentalBattles #KeepGoing #Strength #Coldweather #HeatedBlanket
I was looking through some photos and decided I would do a #facetofacefriday I don’t have a lot of myself, especially when I’m bigger. However as I am feeling determined I wanted to give myself that little bit of an extra boost. So here we are the one on the left is me 5 1/2 lb heavier than I am now (it was taken on New Year’s Eve) and the one on the right was of me about 4 years ago approx 1/2 stone away from where I’ve want to be this time round. It’s not always easy, over the years I always saw #slimmingworld as a diet, this time round I don’t see it that way it’s my lifestyle. Happy Friday everyone ❤️ #scoliosis #scoliosissurgery #scoliosiswarrior #osteoarthritis
Last check up for Sammy before he goes back to school on 1/22! 🙌🏼 #scoliosis #scoliosissurgery #scoliosisexercise #yoga #meditate #meditation #imbentnotbroken #sammygsjourney
der Sonnenaufgang heute morgen aus meinem Fenster 😊 mal ne Frage an alle die schon eine skoliose OP hinter sich haben. Habt ihr auch das Gefühl gehabt euer rücken ist so dermaßen schwer? ... ich kriege gerade noch sehr viel Schmerzmittel,weil ein Teil meines rücken starke stechende Schmerzen hat, aber der Rest fühlt sich total schwer an😳... der Rest des Körpers dagegen fast so leicht wie eine Feder 😂 #skoliose #scoliosis #skolioseop #scoliosissurgery #bentbutnotbroken #recovery
🛏 Sleeping 🛏 ———————— Last night I slept right through from 11.00pm till 7.30am! (Well I woke up once as I got a little chilly ❄️ but barely remember that!) This feels like a big achievement in itself as I have been waking up through out the night trying to get comfortable 🏆 —————— Let’s hope it continues 🤞🏻 . . . #scoliosis #scoliosissurgery #scoliosisawareness #scoliosisfighter #bentnotbroken #xrays #surgery #aboutme #blogger #blog #instagram #awareness #journey #scoliosisstrong #staypositive #life #strong #spinalfusion #instadaily #instafollow #back #spine #operation #friday #fridayfeeling #morning #sleep
14 лет. 24 кг. Нейромышечный сколиоз . СМА Спондилодез на перекрестных стержнях Th 2-S1-pelvic. (247 мин.) Girl 14 years old. 24 kg. Neuromuscular scoliosis. SMA. Cross-rods correction Th 2-S1-pelvic. #сколиозлечение #severescoliosis #scoliosissurgery #spine
Have your kids been in their bathers? 🧐 Check out their spines and keep an eye out for: • an “s” or “c” shaped spine • uneven hip heights • uneven waist creases • uneven shoulder heights • torso rotation or uneven “winging” of shoulder blades ** lots of these signs can be completely harmless, but can also be signs of a scoliosis. We are big fans of early detection and regular monitoring of scoliosis. A young spine responds waaayy better to conservative treatment (eg bracing) than an older spine. Feel free to chat to us if you’ve got any concerns!
This magnesium has changed my life! I have tried other magnesium flakes, sprays, roll on gels and the have all hardly helped my back pain and fibromyalgia pain...then I discovered @amazingoilsmagnesium magnesium range...and omg amazing! I have a bath in it 3 times a week, use the spray at home and carry around the roller gel in my bag, I am taking pain killers less and not getting any where near the amount of the pain I was getting! This is NOT sponsored (although I wish it was)! And I love supporting a Australian brand from my old stopping ground the Sunshine Coast and my local health food store @bunbarthabeef 😍 #magnesium #natrualmedicine #natrualproducts #fibromyalgia #scoliosis #scoliosissurgery #healthy #bath #amazingoilsmagnesium #sunshinecoast
Victoria Secret Supermodel @marthahunt has #scoliosis and is an amazing inspiration to all! Our scars are glorious reminders of what we courageously survived... 💚 #scoliosisawareness #teamtitaniumspine #bentbutneverbroken #iamtitanium
Thank you @cantorspineinstitute for all the birthday wishes!🎂
I've been battling the worst knots in my neck, for months😭 I need advice as to how to get rid of them ASAP! For now, this is all I can do. /Panther Leggings: @theblessedyogi_uk #scoliosisawareness #spinesurgery #scoliosissurgery #scar #scoliosis #spine #screwednotbent #surgery #girlswithtattoos #girlswhostretch #yoga #yogaposes #stretching #flexible #yogapants #yoga
Priscilla and I treating a patient with a 125 degree neuromuscular curve
Ik I shouldnt have to try and hide it but everyday I try and hide my scoliosis. I have no nice clothes, my hair desperately needs to be cut but I’m trying to grow it so it hides my back and nobody seems to get anything I’m trying to say. Everyone says ‘oh nobody cares’ but that’s not the point, I care, I am insecure and I need to hide it otherwise I cannot even get through 5 mins even with my super baggy clothes. Nobody gets it and nobody will ever get it which is hard especially with my bestest friends. I dont talk to my parents about stuff like this cause I hate having awkward convos and I find I really difficult to be upset or in pain in front of people. This is to the point where I don’t want them to be with me in hospital when I have surgery. Were your friends and family there? Did you need them? ❤️ #s #scoliosisawareness #scoliosissurgery #scoliosis #bentbutnotbroken #scoliosisfighter
Finishing up rounding on my patients this evening and got to see this lovely young lady who is staying at the Ronald McDonald House! Kaylee is doing very well and I am so excited to see her recover beautifully. Thumbs up for Kaylee and thank you to the team at Ronald McDonald House for welcoming our out of town patients!!!
I love my scars! I've been to hell and back to get them. I love showing them off when I can. They are a part of me and if you don't like them or think they are gross..... Well fuck you! Couldn't take a photo of my back so here's a photo of my side scar. #scars #fighter #strong #scoliosisfighter #scoliosis #scoliosissurgery #spinalsurgery #scoliosisawareness #disability #disabled #invisibleillness #invisibleillnessawareness #disabilityawareness #scoliosiswarrior #pain #chronicillness #chronicpain #warrior #scoliosisstrong
I have to be honest-- as I've learned the Pilates repertoire, there are some exercises that I've mentally dismissed because my fused spine doesn't allow me to "fully" perform them. Climb a Tree is one of those. "My spine doesn't flex or extend, so I'm just not going to try that." (cue heavy sigh and self-hating inner dialogue here) • • But today, I figured out a way to make the foundational shape of this exercise work for my body (side note, this video is sped up). The partially deflated Overball under my lumbar spine offers support and allows me to tip backward and engage my lower abs without attempting to bend the fused portion of my spine. The magic circle helps me modify both for tight hamstrings and limited spinal flexion (plus it keeps my hip flexors calmer). No, it doesn't look exactly like the classical exercise. No, it doesn't look the same as it would on a body with a mobile spine. But it feels AWESOME in my body, and in case you can't tell, it still had my abs QUIVERING from working! • • HERE'S THE DEAL: scoliosis, spinal conditions, and other body pathologies do NOT mean you can't work out. In fact, they mean your body needs self-love in the form of movement even more! Having some kind of "body challenge" is NOT an insurmountable obstacle, as long as you're willing to use your brain, be creative, and push past the tendency to mentally dismiss anything that doesn't come easily. • • Where will your movement creativity take you today? Find freedom in YOUR body! • • #movefreely #spinalfusion #scoliosisspinalfusion #scoliosissurgery #spinefusion #fusedspine #pilates #pilatesinstructor #pilatesforscoliosis #scoliosis #scolistrong #bentnotbroken #scoliosisawareness #scoliosiswarrior #matpilates #pilatesanywhere #pilatesathome #pilatesmagicring #pilatesmagiccircle #pilatesring #ultrafitcircle
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So freaking proud of myself! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Eindelijk na veel trainen 60 kg x 8 kunnen deadliften 💪💪 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Op naar de 70 kg✔ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📹: @steef_s ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Legging from @myproteinnl #hophopgaserop #deadlifts #strongwomen #gymgirls #myprotein
Stare what scares you the most straight in the eye and just remind yourself—you’ve got this. You’ve always had it in you. Fusedat40, OT & writer turned life coach specializing in coaching Scoliosis Warriors--people affected by scoliosis. #lifecoach #lifecoaching #inspire #inspiration #nicoledegere #personaldevelopment #motivation #positivevibes #scoliosis #scoliosissurgery #life #someonetolisten #someonetolistentome #transition #change
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