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Upcoming Workshops

with Heather Mah & Martha Carter
March 22 - 29, 2016
More details here.

S4S - Stretch For Scoliosis FALL 2015 - 3 SERIES

with Martha Carter and Joanne Wong
October 17 to December 12, 2015
10:00 am-12:00 pm

For Fall 2015, TOPS is offering THREE 3-class series specialized in Backcare and Scoliosis.
Come and stretch out your twisty spine with acclaimed teachers and scoliosis specialists Martha Carter and Joanne Wong.
Saturdays, Oct 17 to Dec 12, 2015
10am-12pm @ the hopbopshop studio, 150 McLean Drive, 2nd floor.

Take one, two or all three!

TOPS STUDIO: hopbopshop studio
150 McLean Drive, 2nd floor
Vancouver, BC

Books about Scoliosis

ScoliosisBooks.com has an extensive list of books on the subject of Scoliosis. The list includes written resources on exercises and treatments, a graphic novel, as well as personal accounts of living with scoliosis, etc.

The full list of books can be found on ScoliosisBooks.com.

A Single Yoga Pose A Day May Improve Spine Curvature for Scoliosis Patients

A recent study claims performing a single yoga pose for 90 seconds for at least 3 days a week could reduce spine curvature in patients with scoliosis in as little as 3 months.

The researchers, including Dr. Loren Fishman of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY, publish their findings in the journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine.

Published on Medical News Today, October 2014

Read the full article here.

Stretch for Scoliosis: The Martha Carter Way

Martha Carter was a young and enthusiastic 11-year old dancer when she was diagnosed with a ‘C’ curve scoliosis which required extreme Harrington Rod surgery, a year in a body cast, and the destruction of her dream to dance. But that did not stop her. Several years after her surgery, she found herself drawn back to dance realizing that it was essential to keep her back mobile and healthy, and was also an important way to express herself emotionally and artistically.

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