Online Learning about Scoliosis and Postural Disorders:

Hagit Berdishevsky and Andrea Lebel are two of the world’s leading experts on the conservative management of scoliosis.  They have a deep and devoted commitment to learning, and their passion for learning carries over in how they share their knowledge in all that they teach. Launched in 2018, Scoliosis and Spine Online Learning is the home to a library of videos that enlighten the viewer on case studies, bracing, postural care, and more as relates to spine health. I am grateful to call Hagit and Andrea teachers, mentors and constant sources of inspiration to my work. I am honored to be creating material to add to their library of information available to the public - expected availability is end of 2018-early 2019.  
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Online Yoga, Meditation and Yoga Nidra Classes:

Yoga International - home for my teacher, Rod Stryker, and many other gifted teachers in yoga therapy and philosophy.  Yoga International has classes and longer courses on meditation, aryuveda, asana practice, benefits of pranayama, yoga for healthy sleep, and much more. Favorite teachers include Rod Stryker, Gary Kraftsow, Rolf Stovik, PsyD, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, Luke Ketterhagen, and Kathryn Templeton.
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Another site for online, on demand classes for asana, pranayama and meditation: >> | Classes taught by Rod Stryker >>

For those individuals looking for a personalized guide with meditation and lifestyle concierge, look no further than the brilliant and inspiring Joe Somodi. Joe is a dear colleague of mine, and also a student in the ParaYoga Tradition. Joe is real, he is wise, he is perceptive, inspiring and effective.  He offers his services, including a few free downloadable meditations at

Individuals looking for clarity, direction, and connection to what they want to do in life and how to get there: Paulette Harwood is your lady.  I have known Paulette since 2011 and my life has not been the same since! She is the most beautiful force of sound guidance, wisdom with real and big life experience, and thoughtful inspiration.  She is an expert and coach in “The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom” You will laugh, cry, think, and evolve in ways you never thought possible. Working with her should be required for everyone of adult age.  (Extra points if you ask about her dog Lulu!) 
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The 3 Diaphragms Model The 3 Diaphragms: A Story about Body, Mind and Spirit. Dr Matthew Taylor, PT, PhD, RYT describes the inseparable and complementary relationship between the body, mind, and spirit from a biopsychosocial model.
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If you don't live in South Florida and are interested in finding a certified SSOL Schroth Therapist 
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High quality research studying The Schroth Method + evidenced based support of PSSE 
(Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises):

Scoliosis Specific Physiotherapy is not the same as regular physiotherapy

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Effectiveness of the Rigo Chêneau versus Boston-style orthoses for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a retrospective study
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The effect of Schroth exercises added to the standard of care on the quality of life and muscle endurance in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis—an assessor and statistician blinded randomized controlled trial: “SOSORT 2015 Award Winner".
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Effectiveness of Schroth exercises during bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: results from a preliminary study.
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The efficacy of three-dimensional Schroth exercises in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a randomised controlled clinical trial.
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Role of Vitamin D in Presentation and Prevalence of Adolescence Idiopathic Scoliosis  
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Hope for an S-Shaped Back: The New York Times, May 2014
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Effects of Bracing in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis (BRAIST Study) 
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Consistent and Regular Daily Wearing Improve Bracing Results: A Case-Control Study, July 2018
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Physiotherapy Scoliosis-Specific Exercises – A Comprehensive Review of Seven Major Schools
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2016 SOSORT guidelines: Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis During Growth 
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Innovations in Spinal Deformities and Postural Disorders: Importance of Sagittal Parameters in the Care for Postural Disorders and Spinal Deformity  Read Article Here >>

Video: Education is key in understanding and choosing best approach for treatment of scoliosis
Dr Garikoitz Aristegui Racero | View Video Here>>

Video: Dr Manuel Rigo: “The analysis of the spino-pelvic sagittal alignment and global balance in non-treated AIS in relation with frontal plane parameters”
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