The Slay Coach tells her story

Uncategorized Jun 14, 2021


On this episode I talk with Jamie,  The SlayCoach

Here are just a few things this fire ball shares with us: 

Being diagnosed at age 10 

being punched in the stomach with abs of steel & flat butt

At 15 she had a 36 degree curve she was told you’re done growing, you can stop wearing the brace. 

A few months after she stopped wearing her brace, she experienced pain, breathing became hard.

“I felt uncomfortable in my bones 

*Her curves went from 36 to 57 in a few months. 

*Having the support of friends to help bathe. 

*One of biggest morning points is it being harder to stretch

“I’ve never stopped missing being able to bend backwards.”

*Works with a chiropractor 

*Started working out to impress a guy who became her future husband. Along the way had a journey of self discovery along the way. 

*Wondering what  my 60 year old self would look like?

*Finding functional exercises was...

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ABT dancer Faye Viviana

Uncategorized Jun 10, 2021

On this episode we welcome, Faye Viviana a former professional ABT dancer.

She shares her journey from being diagnosed with Scoliosis, to being in blinded in pain. 

At 16 she was being told she would need surgery & what that was like being with ABT in NYC

When I was dancing I wasn’t in pain. When I wore my brace at night the pain set in.

Landing from a jump, I would go blind from pain

Partnering in dance & the frustrations that came along with it.

How costume fitting became had to be tailored to her specifically 

Feeling that her back made other peoples lives harder.

What it was like when she met Wendy Whelan

The feelings that came along with being faced to look at her back every day. 

Finding that Feldenkrais was the quickest quick fix 

How she was able to hold her curves. Finding herself in a dark place thinking about how she could magically fix her back. 

Her pain became crippling until she found the Scoliosis SOS clinic in London.

How her...

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Michelle Shapiro Holistic Registered Dietitian

Uncategorized May 28, 2021

Michelle Shapiro Holistic Registered Dietitian based in NYC


On this episode we switch gears talking about the food components that can help or aggravate our curves based on what we put into our bodies.

Michelle brakes down what a Holistic Registered Dietitian is. 

She talks about functional nutrition. The root cause.What are the reasons for your symptoms. 

*Whole body nutrition. 

*Our bodies are messengers. 

*She’s a believer of body neutrality which means I may not love this right now but I can accept how I feel at this moment. This can automatically reduce our pain & anxiety

*What type of foods that can create bloating, 

*Why it’s important at the speed in which we eat. 

*Two key points to look at with food & scoliosis, do you have inflammation, are you boated?

*A reference point she suggests is fodmap 

*You have the power to make change

**Bonus: What she thinks about the air fryer & a secret she shares with us on...

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Shano Nebel Rassmussen from Denmark

Uncategorized May 20, 2021

He extraordinary story in a nutshell. Here are just a few things he shares with us. 


He first recognized something wasn’t right at the age of 7 but was told, it’s nothing you’re a boy.

At 13 he had his first back spasm which shut his body down which then opened his parents eyes that something was wrong. 


He drove to the nearest hospital, an hour away where he sat & waited for 3/4 hours to be seen. 

When he was seen the doctor said you’re harder here then there, one angle wing is popping out but not the other. I can give you a shot but the pain came back

From there, life changed. He traded in  hanging out with his friends to being in pain & going to the hospital weekly for general physical therapy.

After 2 1/2 years, he finally got first X-ray. 6 months later, he would see a scoliosis specialist. 

Every 6 months going for an X-ray & having to wait 6 months to discuss the X-ray. Being told the same thing.


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Emily from Build Breathe Pilates

Uncategorized May 14, 2021

On today's episode we welcome, Emily from Build Breathe Pilates based in the UK. 


Here are a few things Emily shares about her story & the clients she has met along the way.

Diagnosed at 14 & immediately put onto the waiting list for surgery. She had a spinal fusion from T4-L5. Post surgery she was left to her own devices.

For the first 5-6 years her struggle with pain was daily.

*On her spinal fusion journey,  she discovered one of things she considered’s best part.

*What she since learned is about is the emotional recovery and what that means. 

*She talks about the emotional components while living in the UK & what that comes with.

*Surgery isn’t the be to end all & that was part of the struggle. 

*The emotional acceptance is long term. 

*The commonalities she shares with her clients. 

*Organizations she works with outside of the scoliosis community.

“Counseling needs to be added to the process.”


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Carlyn Porter The Curvy Truth

Uncategorized May 07, 2021


On this episode, we welcome Carlyn Porter from the Curvy Truth

Diagnosed at 13 with idiopathic Scoliosis. With a 2 year progression, she had surgery. 


Here are a few things she shares: 


With minimal physical therapy post surgery she was able to touch her toes.

Some of the things she wasn’t told: What the purpose of wearing a brace? 

What were the root causes? 

How are my other symptoms related? 

She talks about he recovery 

How long it took her to feel “normal.”

How her journey got her turned on to Aroma therapy & its benefits.  

“Learning how to separate pain from Scoliosis & her fusion.”

“Being forced to be ‘fixed’ implying that something is wrong with me.”

What she has since taught herself, I am the expert on me!

Her experience of doing Yoga with a fused spine


Where can you find Carlyn:

Instagram: Thecurvytruth



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Beth San Filippo her journey with Adult Scoliosis & surgery

Uncategorized Apr 30, 2021
On todays episode we welcome Beth San Flippo. She talks about her journey of being diagnosed with Scoliosis at a young age & not having surgery until she was an adult.
Here are a few things she shares:
At an early age, she was told the don’ts of what will happen post surgery
Her orthopedic telling her at her appointment don’t gain weight & stay fit. “You’re in good shape, stay that way.”
How she never attributed her back pain to scoliosis pain
What it was like being pregnant & giving birth with her curves
In early 2000, she went to an ortho for pain and was told “I have a patients with real problems.”
In 2012 she fell down the stairs. It was then that her back woke her up & the pain didn’t go away.
She talks about was has helped her with pre to present & post surgery
How she found Dr. Gupta an adult scoliosis orthopedic based at Shriners Hospital in Chicago.
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Australian singer, Aylson Murray talks about breathing techniques with her Scoliosis

Uncategorized Apr 21, 2021

On this episode of the T3fitt Scoliosis Podcast, let’s welcome singer Australian singer Alyson Murray. 

Here are a few things she talks about with her Scoliosis journey. 

*How her diagnosis with Scoliosis was discovered when she was 13, you might find it quite unusual

*One of her biggest concerns she had when she was prepping for surgery. 

*What life was like just after surgery. How she walked with her feet crossing over

*How her curves & fusion affected her life as a singer

*Why she thought about going in for a second surgery & then decided not to

*How she learned to expand her breathing 

*How her Scoliosis changed the way she writes her music & how it changed her vocal changes

*She’s sees so many of the benefits

*She talks about the various surgeries & the one she had & didn’t have

*Knowing how your body works & what she could do, ie triathlon

*What she told she shouldn’t do

*What it’s like in Australia vs...

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Vivian Doan Intergrative Health Practioner, creator of Scoliofitness

Uncategorized Apr 15, 2021

On today’s episode we are welcoming Vivan Doan, a scoliosis warrior, Intergrative Health Practione & creator of Scoliofitness. 


Viv talks about her diagnosis with Scoliosis & how she took control of her curves. 


Here are a few things she shares: 

*being diagnosed at 10 years old

*getting certified in yoga

*the disconnect between fitness & physical therapy - bridging that gap

*being her own patient, decreasing her curve.  

*being a board member of Back to Healing (formally known as Straight forward Foundation) 

*what's her mission 

*having a tool kit & start from there

*embrace your scoliosis so you can let it go

*there’s no size fits all. It’s about different seasons of life & how to move through them. 

*”Adding life to your years not years to your life.”



Where can you find Viv: 

Instagram DaywithViv & Scoliofitness

Facebook Scoliofitness


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Dr Sonja Schreiber owner of Curvy Spine Clinic in Edmonton Canada

Uncategorized Apr 08, 2021
On this episode of the T3fitt Scoliosis Podcast, we'd like to  welcome Dr. Sonja Schreiber, a Schroth specialist & owner of Curvy Spine Clinic in Edmonton Canada.
Here are a few things she passionately shares with excitement in her voice about practicing the Schroth method and working with her clients. She discusses everything from the intensity of Schroth method to her schooling at the Katrina Schroth Institute in Germany.
*She’s an International instructor for the Schroth method
*De novo Scoliosis & it’s complexities
*Different types of bracing
*The importance of having a multi disciplinary team
*An important question she presents & has discovered in her professional career 
*People with back pain, how many of them have Scoliosis?
*"Unlearn to relearn"
*She Specializes in Scoliosis & Kyphosis
*How many Schroth clinics currently exist in Canada
Where you can find Sonja & her...
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