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Pilates for Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition of the spine where a curvature or multiple curvatures are present. If left unmanaged scoliosis can cause pain, breathing restrictions and tightness and muscle imbalances. Scoliosis often presents in adolescence as structural scoliosis. It can also develop as functional scoliosis, usually later in life.    

Many of our instructors at Pilates J have a special interest in Pilates for scoliosis management and many of them have completed both modules 1 and 2 of the internationally renowned Scolio-Pilates® method.


"Scolio-Pilates® is a three-dimensional scoliosis-specific exercise program that will put you in control of your scoliosis. It is an easy and accessible scoliosis exercise program for managing scoliosis at home or in a professional setting. With Scolio-Pilates, you will learn a tailored program for managing your scoliosis using these techniques:

  • Elongate: Lengthen the spine towards neutral.

  • Corrective Breathing Techniques: Open up areas of the ribs and lungs that are constrained due to the scoliosis.

  • Correct the rotation: Using wedges to assist the spine towards neutral.

  • Strengthening: Maintain alignment and gain ease of movement to increase function in all your life’s passions.

With Scolio-Pilates, you will learn and practice exercises that you will use in your everyday life. Benefits of Scolio-Pilates may include:

  • Improved postural awareness

  • Pain reduction

  • Improved symmetry of tissues

  • Improved endurance and tolerance of activities

  • Improved breathing capacity

  • Improved strength and flexibility

  • Pro-active management during your scoliosis journey (non-fusion/brace/fusion)


Scolio-Pilates is an evidence-based program to help you manage your scoliosis using a holistic full-body approach to alignment and strengthening.

Scolio-Pilates will give you the tools to alleviate pain, and facilitate proper movement for a better quality of life." - Scolio-Pilates®

Be in touch to begin taking control of your curves today! 

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