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August 5, 2014: By the time Linda Cook took her 10-month old son Evan to his 4-month check-up, she was convinced he had scoliosis. Evan was having trouble breathing, he was losing strength and range of motion, and he had a noticeable hump around his ribs. Tests confirmed that Linda was right.
In this episode, Linda discusses what a rare condition infantile scoliosis is, what it's like to be part of her son's physical therapy team, and the big gains her little patient is making. Evan's pediatric physical therapist joins her.
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July 17, 2014: Back pain is common, but for Barbara Jones, it created a domino effect that affected her whole body. As a teenager, she had rod fusion surgery to address a severe case of scoliosis. Years later, she had back surgery again to address symptoms of degenerative disk disease.
In this episode, she and her physical therapist discuss how these conditions didn't just affect her back, but her whole body. She had severe tightness throughout her whole body that affected her mobility and ability to exercise, and ultimately caused her to tear a rotator cuff.
Read more about degenerative disk disease and rotator cuff tears at MoveForwardPT.com
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Thoracic Spine the key to Health!!
You will learn the actual mechanism for how stress kills. You will see natural solutions for scoliosis and how to avoid and treat rib humps, and curvatures.
You will also see the nervous system that is located in the thoracic spine that keeps you alive. Learn the source of cardiac arhythmia's and heart palpatations.
Don't miss this life saving talk!!
What is our true potential to heal and awaken? Sara Chetkin has a powerful personal story to share about her own healing journey, as revealed in her critically acclaimed book The Healing Curve: A Catalyst to Consciousness.
Diagnosed with severe scoliosis at the age of fifteen, a curvature of the spine causing debilitating back pain which often leads to deformity and loss of mobility, Sara embarked on a life path of astonishing discovery, profound healing and dramatic spiritual awakening. Sara traveled the world in search of healing for body and soul, encountering gifted healers and shamans. Ultimately she realized the key to healing and awakening was releasing her own deceptions and illusions, embracing true humility and acceptance of her place in the Universe. Her life completely transformed, Sara finally saw through the blinding limitations of her own fears, unfolding a life of true Joy and vitality.
Now a Ro-Hun therapist and an ordained minister, Sara has a BA in Anthropology from Skidmore College and an MS in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture.
An interesting synchronicity, Frontier Beyond Fear host Susan Larison Danz was also told she had scoliosis at a young age, though thankfully a mild case.
"As thoughtful and thought-provoking as it is inspired and inspiring, Sara Chetkin's introspective commentary on her personal life experiences is a deftly written and thoroughly engaging story from beginning to end." - Julie Summers, Midwest Book Review
Sara's web site: TheHealingCurveBook.com
Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer, www.larryseyer.com, included in this podcast with his permission.
Dr. Charles Edward II will travel with Anna's Journey to provide interesting facts and tips about our spine, especially as we age. What's the facts? What's just myth? Do we really shrink?
And what do we know about scoliosis? Isn't it just a childhood situation? No? How do adults identify the problem? Is there a way of correcting the situation?
Join Anna as she travels into the realm of the spine with Spine Surgery and Specialist Dr. Edwards from Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center!
http://beckscoliosis.com/ Dr Beck is one of just a handful of doctors in this country that has taken on Idiopathic Scoliosis as a challenge to treat non surgically and non bracing to correct. If you or a loved one has scoliosis Dr Beck may have the answers you've been looking for.
Michel McDonald author of Diary of a Gay Nerd: Life After Child Abuse, It Gets Better!
Diary of a Gay Nerd is the memoir of a child abuse survivor. He doesn't consider himself a victim as his
sister claims, he considers himself a survivor and chose this platform to raise awareness of child abuse
in America in the 1970's and 80's and especially how gay children are still being treated by
homophobic parents and families.
The book chronicles nearly 41 years in 41 chapters. The book details child abuse issues, Mike as a
homeless teenager and his many relationships up until his current relationship which had lasted 17
Michel currently lives in Bakersfield with his partner of 20 years. He has many crafting hobbies and he
sells them on Etsy as a supplemental income because his disability isn't enough to live on. He has been
living with AIDS for more than 20 years and he has a mild form of Parkinson's and Scoliosis.
The book cover says 10% of profits from the book go to charity, but after he published the book, he
decided that he wanted to give 10% of profits to each of 3 LGBT organizations. PFLAG Bakersfield,
Bakersfield Gay & Lesbian Center and Bakersfield AIDS Project “Ricky's Retreat.”
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes an in-depth look into the thousands of years old practice of yoga pursuing the question: Is Yoga All It’s Cracked Up To Be? with a panel of distinguished guests including two time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times senior writer, William J. Broad, renowned physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Dr. Loren Fishman, bestselling author and creator of the Yoga Cardiac program for Cedars Sinai Medical Center Cardiology Unit, Nirmala Heriza and author and yoga instructor Melissa Carroll.
William J. Broad is a senior writer at the New York Time. He has won every major award in print and television as a science journalist. He has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, as well as an Emmy and a DuPont. He is the author the important THE SCIENCE OF YOGA, THE RISKS AND AWARDS, that created a scandal in the yoga world.
Dr. Loren Fishman integrates yoga into his physical medicine and rehabilitation practice in New York City, where he teaches at Columbia Medical School. He has published over 85 papers and conducted clinical trials studying the benefits of yoga for osteoporosis, scoliosis, piriformis syndrome, and rotator cuff tears and is considered a creative pioneer in the field of yoga therapy.
Nirmala Heriza's bestselling book DR YOGA, A COMPLETE PROGRAM FOR DISCOVERING THE HEAD-TO-TOE HEALTH BENEFITS OF YOGA, with a foreword by Dr. Dean Ornish is based on the Yoga Cardiac program that she created for Cedars Sinai Medical Center Cardiology Unit. She developed the Integral Yoga program for Fitness Icon “Jane Fonda’s legendary Beverly Hills Workout Studio.
Melissa Carroll is a yoga instructor and writer based in Tampa, FL, where she guides more than 300 students every week. Her latest book, GOING OM, REAL-LIFE STORIES ON AND OFF THE YOGA MAT features a unique collection of never-before-seen personal narratives from celebrated authors.
Great questions tonight on topics such as scoliosis, how far to push clients, going into business with others, hip replacement contraindications (posterior versus anterior approach of surgery), gait analysis, neck rotation in Chest Expansion, imagery versus visualization (the mental aspect of Pilates), duets with different styles of equipment and more!
Sara Chetkin was born in Key West, Florida in 1979. At the age of 15 she was diagnosed with severe scoliosis and spent much of the next fifteen years traveling the world seeking healing and spiritual insight. These travels and explorations are the basis for The Healing Curve. ?In 2001 she graduated
Dr. Gedes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
from Skidmore College with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. After graduation, she moved to Somerville, MA where she worked in various cafes and restaurants while pursuing an education in herbal medicine as well as in spiritual studies at Delphi University, McCaysville, Georgia. In 2004 Sara began a Masters program at The New England School of Acupuncture, and in 2007 earned a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is a Ro-Hun therapist and an ordained minister with the Church of Wisdom, Delphi University. She lives in New York state with her husband, Brecht, and their son, Adrian.
Her website is: http://www.thehealingcurvebook.com/home.html
Suki Baxter is a Certified Rolfer and Posture and Movement Therapist in Seattle, WA.
She works specifically with pain conditions - lots of neck and shoulder pain, lower back pain, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, scoliosis, and other posture/movement based disorders.
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