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    I'm 35 and have not had surgery. I did not...

    I'm 35 and have not had surgery. I did not decline surgery however; I have never been offered it because my curves are not severe enough.

    I started having pain around age 21, and over time,...
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    Hi there: Since you mentioned doing a PT...

    Hi there:

    Since you mentioned doing a PT approach, and I since I am a PT who also has scoliosis....I'd like to recommend that you do the most specific PT approach to manage scoliosis, which is the...
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    You're saying that "simply having scoliosis, even...

    You're saying that "simply having scoliosis, even a sub-surgical curve, over time, seems to predispose folks to a panoply of other problems that can be painful enough to trigger surgery anyway down...
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    The answer on this:

    Well, I never heard back on this from Linda, so I contacted Elise Browning Miller, who authorized her assistant to reply to me.


    Dear Bettina,

    This is ***, Elise's assistant. Elise is...
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    Hi there: I have been working from the book for...

    Hi there:
    I have been working from the book for several months, but am still going to see a Schroth therapist in person in August.
    The book is a text book meant for PT's to learn the method, so it...
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    Hi dailystrength: Here's what me collegue, a...

    Hi dailystrength:

    Here's what me collegue, a PT and certified pedorthist, has to say about heel lifts:

    In general, one has to be very careful with lifts, because the response of the body could...
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    please delete

    please delete
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    Hi Linda: I wonder if you would be willing to...

    Hi Linda:

    I wonder if you would be willing to ask her a two questions if it's not too much trouble, to get the facts straight?

    1. how many minutes per day, or hours per week does she spend...
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    Losses can occur in 10 days, although studies...

    Losses can occur in 10 days, although studies show that various fiber types can show losses slightly faster or slower.




    You may be thinking too rigidly about what defines muscle loss. Yes,...
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    Thank you, leahdragonfly; here's some info for...

    Thank you, leahdragonfly; here's some info for you on that:

    After the hormone changes around menopause, in addition to plain old age-related changes that can sometimes also cause problems, you've...
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    Extra extra! Facts not needed for pooka1!

    How many times have you posted that one should not make assumptions!

    And yet here you are ASSUMING that this particular yoga instructor does yoga for forty hours per week, just because Linda...
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    Nope, I never consider those things! ...

    Nope, I never consider those things!


    Actually, I have an education in rehabilitaion science with 9 years of clinical practice, and have taken dozens of courses on manual and myofascial therapy,...
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    Originally Posted by Pooka1 Okay...

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    Originally Posted by Pooka1

    Okay that's three.

    Just curious... does she have some rational reason why she thinks the improvement is permanent or is it wishful thinking?

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    Hello: I've just read this interesting thread,...

    Hello:

    I've just read this interesting thread, and would just like to add my opinion that "watching and waiting" is simply a silly thing to do. Or, not do, as it happens.

    Some of my thoughts:...
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    Hi there, JMayor: Thanks for answering my...

    Hi there, JMayor:

    Thanks for answering my questions.

    As a PT who works with several physicians, and having done a lot of coursework regarding the spine, I'll give you my two cents.

    The...
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    Hi JMayor: I just wanted to ask you a few...

    Hi JMayor:

    I just wanted to ask you a few questions, kind of along the lines of what some previous responders commented on, if you don't mind?

    1) where is your pain located exactly?
    2) when...
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    Hi there: Here's my experience. I've had two...

    Hi there:

    Here's my experience. I've had two patients that had a hyper-mobile sacroiliac joint. These joints needs to be very stable to allow proper load transfer from the trunk through the...
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    I have been to four over the years. #1 - very...

    I have been to four over the years.

    #1 - very aggressive (adjusted every bone in my back in one fell swoop) and if I mentioned that maybe my wrist was a bit sore today, he'd just grab it and...
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    Hi there: I'm pretty skeptical of any health...

    Hi there:
    I'm pretty skeptical of any health care provider that makes "bold claims", as you say. If you do a search here, you'll find some threads about Clear, with several members reporting on...
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    Hi there: I'm sorry to hear you've got OA at...

    Hi there:
    I'm sorry to hear you've got OA at your age!
    Unfortunately you had to be fused at the junction of the ribcage and lumbar spine, and this area should normally have a lot of motion. It...
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    A case study about SEAS from Italy: ...

    A case study about SEAS from Italy:

    http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2639536



    A case study about Shroth therapy in a middle aged person:
    ...
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    Hi Nancy: I'm in Canada, so here I'd look for...

    Hi Nancy:

    I'm in Canada, so here I'd look for a PT who is a resident or fellow of the Canadian acadamy of manual therapy; or I'd seek a PT that does consultations for other PT's; or I'd seek one...
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    Hi Nancy: Since you have had various medical...

    Hi Nancy:

    Since you have had various medical conditions as a cause for your symptoms ruled out, it is reasonably likely that the cause is in fact musculoskeletal, perhaps either neurogenic or...
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    Hey, Dingo: Would you mind posting a brief...

    Hey, Dingo:

    Would you mind posting a brief summary (just point form would be fine) of your situation and what you've been doing with your son? I know you have longer amounts of info. posted in...
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    Thanks for your replies everyone, and the links...

    Thanks for your replies everyone, and the links you posted, Writer!

    Jamie, it is very hard to get motivated when you feel sore and tired....
    but even people with pretty bad pain and a low level...
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