January 16 to March 12, 2016 10:00 am-12:00 pm Excluding: February 6, February 13, February 20
For Winter 2016, TOPS is offering TWO 3-class series specialized in Backcare and Scoliosis.
Come and stretch out your twisty spine with acclaimed teacher and scoliosis specialist Martha Carter and invited guest instructors.
Saturdays, Jan 16 to Mar 12, 2015
10am-12pm @ the hopbopshop studio, 150 McLean Drive, 2nd floor.
Drop in, take a whole series, or take both! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
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.
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.
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.