Posts tagged Harrington rods
Books: Martha Carter reviews 'All The Difference', by Patricia Horvath

As soon as I started reading Patricia Horvath’s book, All the Difference, I could not put it down. It almost felt like I was reading my own scoliosis story! Another teenage girl, just like I was, reminiscing about her own version of the same, tortuous, early version of the Harrington Rod surgery I had to go through. I could hardly believe it!

It was both wonderful and startling to read her words and realize they could have been mine. Of course many details were different...

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Martha Carter Talks About Her Healing Journey - Part 10

Starting yoga and a key discovery: Elise Browning Miller’s Yoga for Scoliosis

When my back finally started to feel stronger and more mobile, I found myself dreaming about dancing. In that moment between sleep and awake, I would have visions of myself in an extreme arabesque with my an open chest, arched back, and a long, high leg. Sometimes it was à Ia seconde - with my leg lifted to the side. I was never wearing a tutu. I was always either in street clothes or naked. I could feel my spine - free and powerful.

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Martha Carter Talks About Her Healing Journey - Part 7

Taking the leap into Emotional Counselling

Shortly after my Harrington rods were removed, I was talking to a friend about my rehabilitation regime combination of massage and gym training. As a dancer himself, he recognized the obvious benefits of these activities, but he also suggested I consider doing some emotional counselling to support my physical healing.

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Martha Carter Talks About Her Healing Journey - Part 6

My journey - and discoveries - in Supportive Care

The results of my intense massage routine and gym training slowly gave me confidence to try new things in the search for more mobility and pain relief. I thought that by having my Harrington rods removed, everything would be better, immediately. But, as it turned out, I encountered a whole new set of challenges...

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