Orothpedist Dr. Lonner

Uncategorized Dec 25, 2021
Specializing in Tethering Dr. Lonner shares what Tethering (Vertebral Body Tethering/VBT or Anterior Scoliosis Correction/ASC) is & how it helps to correct Scoliosis without fusing the spine. This procedure has been around for about 10 years. Dr. Lonner has been practicing for over 20 years but has been performing the tether method for 6. He currently has just 400 cases under his belt. His success with his patients ranges from all age groups all over the world.

Candidate's for this procedure will have a 40 degree or higher curve & range from young to mature ages.
“My goal is to educate families so they can get back to their lives.”
Where can you find Dr. Lonner:
His assistant Patricia: 212.241.8312
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Denise Barker

Uncategorized Dec 21, 2021
Diagnosed at age 11 with 72 & 54 curves that were first discovered during a routine visit to her dentist.
Through testing, it was discovered she had a heart condition which she would also have to have surgery for.
Her first spinal surgery lasted 14 hr & was performed as an anterior fusion.
The surgery was so aggressive that her body reacted with her getting her first period & her lungs filled with fluid
Those surgeries were the gift that would set her up for her future scoliosis surgery.
At 17 she had her second surgery where she then took off!
  Having trouble with her pelvis, her leg would sometimes go numb.
With a team, of surgeons her sacrum was fused, her trunk was relocated.
My body didn’t understand straight, my body didn’t understand being a little softer.
Not having pain for decades can be very traumatizing.
Body dysmorphia is still very much a part to her life. Where is she now?
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Damian Bailey

Uncategorized Dec 16, 2021
Damian & his twin brother diagnosed at 12 with Severe Scoliosis. By the time they were in high school, they were both wearing a brace.
They would both given a brace that they were supposed to wear 24 hrs.
What they were supposed to do & did, were two very different things. When their braces arrived, they were mis matched. Damian was given Jeramine’s brace & Jermaine Damian’s. From 14-17, their orthopedist said if you don’t have surgery, your curves will only increase. Damian was already walking with elevated levels. Him & his brother would have back to back surgeries. Recovery lasted about 3 months. Before he knew it, Damian was back to running & playing basketball.
His recovery would require him to lay face down.
At the age of 21 he started working out primarily focusing on muscle gain. He reflects in hindsight that if pilates or yoga had been introduced, he would have been able to maintain some of his flexibility.
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Simply Simone

Uncategorized Dec 16, 2021
Her story starts in the 5th grade
The first joke she encountered was told she had “Schooliosis”
In middle school she met with her orthopedic who introduced her to the thought of wearing a brace.
Choosing not to brace, the pain she endured & progressed. What it was like going to church & sitting in the pews.
She was told as you grow so does your curve. She had stopped growing but her curve didn’t. With a 45 curve, she would be fused.
Having surgery in Texas living her every day life, she didn’t feel pain until coming to NYC & experiencing the cold vacuum like winds & icy streets.
How was life different post surgery? I can’t get into anyone’s mind expect my own.
Post surgery helped solidify her new chapter of friends.
What she was told she could & couldn’t do? Wondering "Is their a single source of truth to this.”
What she does...
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Lou Faustin Power lifter, competitor

Uncategorized Dec 14, 2021
Lou's story started in 9th grade when she & her sister were getting ready for track. Her sister came up behind her “what’s wrong with your back?!” asking as a teenager sister would in front of everyone.
She went to an orthopedic & chiropractor being filled with “false promises.” She remembers the love hate relationships between those professionals.
She noticed that as a kid she shifted her weight to one side. After time what she realized was her body wasn’t showing weakness, it’s just how she was & is.
Not being comfortable to have surgery, she made the decision to stick with the chiropractor.
After being aligned, she felt great but quickly found out that it was just a “placebo affect.”
Knowing she always had a passion for muscle definition she loved seeing how strong bodies could become.  Her father got a membership & asked if she wanted to be his gym buddy.
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Angele having surgery in France & her biggest concerns

Uncategorized Dec 07, 2021
Was first introduced to Scoliosis by her sister who was diagnosed. Angele’s curves started at the age of 10 with a 60 & 55 curves. At age 14 she would be wearing a brace for the next 5 years but wasn’t very good at it. She would use any excuse to take it off.
She did not live in pain while her curves increased. 18 years later, she made the choice to have surgery.

What she focuses on in her daily life, learning how to live in her new body, how to manage pain. Sometimes sharing some of her most private things through social media.
Having had her surgery in France, she remembers what her biggest fear was, how long she was in the hospital & her concerns about coming back to the States.
She shares what she anticipated on how she thought she would be post surgery.
What life is like now, what is her new normal.
Along the way, she’s learned “being very kind to myself mentally & physically.”
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A teenager's view on Scoliosis

Uncategorized Dec 04, 2021
I’d like to welcome a very special guest, my daughter, Thyra. On this episode she shares her Scoliosis Warrior journey. She talks about her relationship with Scoliosis & what it was like for her when she was diagnosed.
Here are a few things she shares
  • How she felt about Scoliosis
  • How she found out that she had Scoliosis
  • What it was like doing Schroth method therapy
  • What Scoliosis has given her
  • How she was treated when she had to wear a brace
  • What she would say to someone who’s diagnosed with Scoliosis
  • "there’s no such thing as a bad life just a bad day.”
  • you’ll get through it
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We’ll see you on the next episode.
Your Scoliosis friend,
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Scoliosis surgery Mace training

Uncategorized Dec 04, 2021

What it’s like training with a mace & being fused Sara, a former podcast guest & I talk about what it feels like being fused & training with a mace. Sara shares having a rotator cuff problem & how training with a mace has helped. We share our experiences of dancing with a mace from training with a mace, to not being coordinated. Sara talks about making a gala (the original mace) Training with a mace, doesn’t require you to start training with a mace.


Some of the benefits of training with a mace:

*Increasing balance *increasing stability *Increases strength *increases trunk strength *mace training isn’t about the load *if you love to dance you’ll love the mace



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Instagram: Sorenson Gadas How to make a gada or custom order

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Clea Taylor professional cellist

Uncategorized Dec 04, 2021
Born with a congenital heart defect. Her Scoliosis was found through her cardiologist at the age of 8.
She was closely monitored & by middle school she wound up wearing the Boston brace. She discovered “hellerwork” a deep tissue massage in the hopes that it would make her scoliosis go away. No one recommended any type of PT.
In ’98 she had surgery. She blocked a lot out, she does however share what she remembers. She wasn’t in pain prior to having surgery. 
It’s taken a while to figure out what is the answer for her new body. What she thought her body would be like post surgery. Learning to live with a fused spine has been challenging.
It wasn’t until being pregnant that gave her the opportunity to find the Scoliosis Community.
She shares how she has learned to take care of herself, getting massages & finding a program with a coach who is fused like herself.
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Luisa growing up with Scoliosis in Germany

Uncategorized Dec 02, 2021
Luisa is a German born personal trainer who lives in Dubai. At age 9, her curves were found while at school. She was sent home with a letter saying she needs to see an orthopedic. Every 6 months, she would be evaluated. She was given a variety prescriptions, from needling, to physical therapy, & being fitted for a brace. This was the beginning of her journey to see what it’s like to walk alone.
No one told her how to use the brace. Luisa was extremely disciplined doing her exercises & wearing her brace. After wearing it for 3 years, she watched her curves increase.
Feeling very “fertig” she smashed up her brace.
She became so depressed falling into a tunnel not just psychology but physically. The pain she endured was so much that she wanted to end her life. Eventually she found the courage to tell her parents & researched places for surgery.
She found Schoen Klinik in Luebeck. In her last X-ray, prior to just prior to surgery, it was...
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