In middle school around age 13 Kerry noticed she started to have pain. After doing a few toe touch tests, nothing was noticed, though she had a significant curve. In high school, she was playing a lot of sports, during which she was given a brace & told “wait & see.” Not understanding what was happening, she & her friends would make a joke out of it. She wore her brace at night though she was told to wear it 24/7.
While in college her pain became so significant that surgery became her only choice, though she wanted to put it off. She decided that Christmas break would be the best time to have surgery, thinking it was no big deal. Break was over & she flew back to school & was carrying her books living her every day college life.
She started to notice after being fused T1- T11, her pain patterns hadn’t changed. The continued when she was in grad school. The pains kept her frozen, including where she was fused. It was during this time...
Practicing for almost 4 decades as a Chiropractic Orthopedist and author of 'Healing The Human Machine.’
Dr. Hargis, a graduate from Palmer College, he wanted to specialize in Orthopedics because that was most germain to patient population he was seeing.
Once making the decision into Orthopedics, he went through an 3 1/2 year orthopedic program at NY chiropractic college.
Along the way, he started treating people with Scoliosis. During this time, he saw X-ray of patients, noticing leg length discrepancies. To his surprise, radiologists never commented on these.
Dr Hargis shares his a rational perspective. X-rays are taken from a standing position. This should be an easy observation to see as a leg length discrepancy. Dr. Hargis explains. The spine made up of 24 moveable vertebra sitting on a pelvis. If one leg is shorter, you’re going to have a pelvic tilt. In Dr. Hargis, opinion the leg length discrepancy is never discussed. If a lift were put in the show, while...
This is a guest you don’t want to miss! Dr. Hagit started at Hospital for Special Surgery in NY after finishing her education in Physical therapy. There she met, one of the greatest spinal surgeons Dr. Boachie, lead Chair of Scoliosis Society. She asked to follow him to help in his foundation going to Ghana helping to rehabilitate children with complex spinal surgeries.
Dr Hachi, was a believer of not operating on children but instead conservatively doing research that could help. He would prefer to operate on 1 out of 10 children. It is the guidance & help of Dr. Boachie that Dr. Hagit was able to reach her education for conservative management.
Dr. Hagit found the Schroth Clinic in Germany & signed up for the 10 day course. Continuing her education, she studied the Barcelona method with Dr. Rigo.
With her education, Dr. Hagit has since opened her own school with her partner, of online learning Scoliosis and Spine Online Learning...
Kay has lived with various conditions since his teens. One of those is Ulcerative Colitis. He had been consistent going to the gym. Noticing the progress he had made. One day he noticed, he stopped. It had been a month, then 2. He was weak that he had to use crutches. Kay, went to the hospital. He had a 50% blood loss. He stayed in the hospital for 3 weeks. Slowly he gained his strength. He started to train while in the hospital.
Sara’s story starts around Christmas when she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Starting with Chemotherapy, they installed a port under her skin. This was the first operation she had since her fusion. Not having flash backs but remembering what it felt like to have surgery the emotions felt familiar. While this is going on, she was also getting certified in Steel mace flow.
It took a while to get used to training with her mace while having the port under her skin.
They share how the mace has helped with recovery.
Sara shares the emotional space is...
Chris shares his focus on teaching how people can navigate health wellness, sports medicine, orthopedic injuries & orthopedic surgery. How they can stay fit so they can avoid seeing him. He uses social media platforms (primarily YouTube)
Heather Florio & Ingrid Harm-Ernandes co authors the Musculko Skeletal Mystery - How to solve the Pelvic floor system.
Heather founder of Dessert Harvest - Ingrid at PT Pelvic floor specialist share their knowledge & passion of the impact your pelvic floor can impact Scoliosis & how using exercises & tools strengthen your pelvic floor.
Ingrid dives into “Your body is your house. The pelvic floor is the foundation.” A simple explanation for everyone to benefit from & understand how important pelvic floor is & works.
With Scoliosis, the curves can cause the house to be ascue to one side leaving the body to adjust. Over time, it can be hard for the body to adjust. This can lead to a “breakdown.” With exercises of strengthening of the whole core & products, you can help to stabilize the pelvic floor. This along with products that can be used to strengthen tissue health.
In their book, they share specifically how to do a pelvic...
Surgery Pal, a mobile app & website created by researchers at Children’s Hospital to help teens who are undergoing spinal surgery. It’s a program that helps teens prepare for before & post surgery.
Jennifer is a pediatrician, anesthesiologist pain doctor. She & the team at Children’s hospital got started on this mission after hearing teens & the struggles they go through. “As health care providers, we could do a better job of supporting teens.”
Teen surgery doesn’t just impact teens, it trickles into the family. Because of this, Children’s Hospital understands the importance of this. That is why, they have 2 versions. One to help support teens, the second to help families move through the process at their own pace. Some of the tools that they teach are how to alleviate stress through breath.
The tools aren’t just to prepare for before or after surgery. The tools can be implemented into life....
The REAL MR. MACEMAN
Rik has always liked working out since his teen years. At the time there was a strong consciousness of body building. Everyone wanted to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger. I trained hard but I didn’t look like them. I got stronger but was frustrated.
It was during Y2K, kettlebells became popular in the states. The only place to get certified was in Minnesota. He got certified & went back home to California, having a few kettlebell clients. One of them wanted to to video Rik training with Kettlebell for an upcoming DVD. It was at the shoot that he was introduced to the mace.
He started training his private clients with the mace. In 2013, he decided to do a seminar. 18 people showed up! Rik got excited. If he could do with 18 people why not do it again. That’s exactly what he did. Rinse & repeat. He kept it close to home staying in the San Diego, LA area. Then he got a call from a gym in northern California asking him to come...
In this episode, we’re going to across the pond! One day, while lifting her school bag onto her right shoulder, her mom asked, what’s that on your back? Noticing her ribcage being twisted. They went to a doctor who confirmed she had Scoliosis with a 30/35 degree curve. Her curves quickly increased. At that time, there was no pilates, no yoga. Everything was sports driven.
Living in a lot of pain & no exercises, it got worse. At age 15, she ended up having “full corrective surgery” of 12 + hours for her first surgery where she would have Harrington rods. Surgery was complicated, 4 ribs removed & 2 liters blood loss. She’s never forgotten that moment.
After surgery, with multiple scars, she found out she’s prone to Keyloid scars (when your body produces too much tissue).
Recovery took about a year. One of the hardest things was sitting up. It was at this time, her dad thought she should be moving better, living a more “normal”...