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On: July 04, 2018 14:04 PM
Erin In video 5 you used SC on both sides of your client. I have been typically using SC for the convex lower thoracic curve and then using only the floor for the concave lower thoracic side on s curve scoliosis. Can you go into more detail on why using it for both sides is beneficial? Also, with C curve I do the same can you explain differences in S and C and padding? I pad a C differently than an S . One more q- I have some clients that are so severe that they cannot articulate spine at all. Also, if they have scoliosis and osteoporosis you wouldn’t articulate or flex just like in typical spines correct??? Thanks I know it is a lot :)
Erin Myers
On: July 05, 2018 04:56 AM
Hi Kristy, What is "SC" that you are referring to in video 5? I'm not following. As for padding, you always want to put a pad in the convex part of a curve to de-rotate the spine. It doesn't matter if it's a C curve (with 3 curves) or an S curve (with 4 curves) or even a 5 or 6 cure pattern. Do a diagram sketch of the back and then place a pad in every convex curve. Keep it simple -- there's no need to over complicate it. Then look at the client laying on the pads and use your eyes to see if it de-rotated everything. At that point you can tweak the placement of pads according to what your eyes see. As for osteo, I have many clients with osteoporosis, and still do a bit of spinal mobility work in the beginning of every session (most of them love Gyrotonic handle unit work, with yes, a focus on extension not flexion). If you aren't a gyro instructor, start with a traction to get length, add breath work, and they should be able to move their spines just a bit then. Add a tad bit of mobility work in then, and next is concave strengthening work. Finish with overall bi-lateral work to really strengthen the whole body and put straight lines into everything. Hmmmm, sounds like a scoli osteo Fusion Pilates EDU course will be needed for the future! Hope this answers everything. Blessings, Erin Myers
On: July 05, 2018 08:39 AM
Awesome thanks so much this gives me more confidence with my clients!! SC refers to Spine Corrector which is what I call the Arc. Lol sorry should have been clearer. Love this workshop thanks so much!
Erin Myers
On: July 05, 2018 13:27 PM
Hi Kristy, Ahhh, the Spine Corrector, yes. When Heather's left side was down she was working her right lumbar concave curve muscles by side sit-ups and leg raises. When she had her right side down she was working her upper concave curve muscles by doing little one-armed push-ups using her left arm. I'm glad you enjoyed the workshop! Blessings, Erin Myers
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