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Thread: New Yoga Video for Scoliosis fused spines

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    New Yoga Video for Scoliosis fused spines

    Julie Wilkins, the yoga teacher in Alabama who has had a T3 to L3 spinal fusion for scoliosis, has put out the new 30 minute video she promised! It is specifically for people who have had scoliosis spinal fusions. As far as I know, it is the only video of it's kind for and by someone who has had the surgery.
    Go to her website: and click on "videos". It is only ten dollars.

    I first found out about Julie from an old posting on this site, and after watching her incredible demonstration video on youtube - - I was so inspired that I contacted her. After corresponding with me, she made a series of free short videos and then...the complete 30 minute one, which I just purchased.

    I thought it was WELL worth the ten dollars, and I thank Julie for caring so much about those of us with fused spines.

    I am excited about getting started. Thank you, Julie!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Lilburn, GA
    Great!! Thanks for the info and the link! yoga would be so good for me.
    50 years old!!!!!
    Wore Milwaulkee Brace 1976-77
    Original curve 36 degrees ( measured in the 70s)
    Advanced to 61 degrees 01/2011
    Surgery 07/11/2011
    Fused T1-L2 (curve now in the 20s!)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Waterloo, IL
    Thanks for sharing this. I'm going to order it.

    Surgery-Jan. 5, 2011-Dr. Lenke
    Fusion T-4-sacrum-2 cages/5 osteotomies
    70 degree thoracolumbar corrected to 25
    Rib Hump-GONE!
    Age-60 at the time of surgery
    Now 66
    Avid Golfer & Tap Dancer
    Retired Kdgn. Teacher

    See photobucket link for:
    Video of my 1st Day of Golf Post-Op-3/02/12-Bradenton, FL
    Before and After Picture of back 1/7/11
    tap dancing picture at 10 mos. post op 11/11/11-I'm the one on the right.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Southern CA
    How long a fusion can one have and still use this exercise tape?

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    April 21, 2020- another broken rod surgery

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    I have been working with the Julie Wilkins video. You could email her, but as far as I can see, there is only one part of the tape where she says "if your sacrum is fused, please skip this part." And that is the mini-cobra pose.

    Best to you,

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    East Central FL
    Thanks for posting this! Will order & add to Jacob's regimen. ((Exercise is the key!!!!!))
    Mom of 14yo son diagnosed Oct 2011
    Surgery 1/3/12 w Dr. Geof Cronen,
    Tampa General Hospital T3 to L1
    Jacob's pre surg curves: T58 & L31 12/28/11
    photos & xrays in "First-Time Surgery" thread "Before & After"

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Tampa, FL
    yes, I am so excited to see this option because I want to know about what to do after surgery for my son. How do you keep a healthy spine on what few mobile vertebra he may have left. What can you do to protect the L4,L5? Concerned about Distal adding on, certainly will talk to the doctors about it.

    I wonder how long Julie is Post Op and how recovery/life has been for her spine?

    Gonna order the DVD and just see! Thanks for sharing!
    Mom to son with new straight spine 8/15/2013 T16, L16
    Pre op T65, L?
    diagnosed 2/21/13 T55, L42

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2006


    This sounds great. I'm 3 years post-op & have just gotten into yoga and "pure barre" (a great stretching/toning/strengthening work out..easy on the joints). Pure barre is great, but I need to alter some of the moves to protect my fused spine, so I've been longing for a routine that keeps my back in mind! Will definitely check it out.


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