Scoliosis

by Spencer Chua
(Singapore)

Hi Mr Paul

I've a question to ask, I am afflicted with a condition called Scoliosis which means a curvature of the spine and this makes one shoulder blade higher than the other when I bend and when I'm standing straight my left shoulder is higher than my right. U have mentioned in ur back exercises that it relieves back pain and even cured you of back pain.I have no back pain now but I've been told that I'll turn into a hunchback 20-30 years from now and the curvature slowly gets worse. Does your back exercises anchor the problem of scoliosis and prevent worsening? Pls answer this as soon as possible...

Yours sincerely

Spencer



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Dec 05, 2011
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by: Paul from Isometric-Training.com


""Sorry for the long email, but I have another story that I think you might get a kick out of. I have been seeing a chiropractor for the last 18 months due to problems with my spine, especially in my neck. I was experiencing a lot of stiffness and movement loss in my back & hips and also instead of having the correct curve in my neck, it was actually straight and even starting to curve the incorrect way. This was from many years of poor posture, incorrect weight training technique and not to mention that I thrash myself around way too much when I'm on stage with my band haha. Anyway, for the first year or so, I was having treatment 3 times a week and was doing traction for my neck every night at home. I discovered your 7 seven seconds to a perfect body program last year around August and liked the fact that I could develop muscle and exercise without weights, as I could not perform many exercises correctly due to weakness caused by the degeneration in my spine. Since using your program, both myself and my doctor have noticed a huge improvement in my strength and mobility.

I have gone from seeing my chiropractor from 3 times a week last year to 1 visit per MONTH, which is just for maintenance. I cannot tell you how happy I am with this Paul. By using your 7 seven seconds to a perfect body program, I have improved my quality of life by more than I ever thought possible. One thing that I am really stoked on is for the first time ever this week I was able to perform a bridge and push myself up off the ground into the correct position. I only held this position for around 15 seconds, but for someone who 6 months ago couldn't even sit or stand without feeling discomfort and pain, it is a massive achievement. It actually brought tears to my eyes. So I just wanted to share that story with you and I cannot thank you enough.


Take care :)""


I hope that helps,

Yours,

Paul

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On Scoliosis
by: Paul from Isometric-Training.com

Hi Spencer,

I'm sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Firstly, let me make it clear the exercises in Perfect Body ARE NOT designed to diagnose or treat any medical condition, including spinal problems.

With that said, Isometrics are an excellent choice for people rehabbing from injury or muscular damage and for ensuring that the body stays as strong and aligned - of particular importance for your backs health.

Scoliosis as I am sure you are aware is a condition where the normal structural integrity of the spine is misaligned. This is ultimately caused by genetics. And while you can never eliminate the condition you CAN do an awful lot to prevent it becoming worse by strengthening the muscles of the back that keep the spine in place.

I teach several, comprehensive back strengthening techniques in the ebook, all easy to perform that in NO WAY strain the spine. The point is to focus on contracting the muscles to produce maximal stimulation and produce strength, at no time in any of the exercises is the spine compressed or taken out of alignment.

(That includes the bridge by the way. When you have developed the strength to perform the bridge and I am confident you can, you'll see that it in fact releases the spine and lengthens and decompresses it. Poorly performed however it could lead to serious damage of the neck, hence it is a very advanced technique, which I make clear in the ebook, and I also teach progressions to get you there should you wish). In fact the majority of the exercises in my perfect body course can actually be performed seated, or even lying down.

I use many of these techniques in my clinic day in day out to help heal my patients - I'm also an acupuncturist, TCM physician, western clinical medic and have speciality training in spinal diagnosis and repair, etc. I've had the privilege of helping many people with chronic back pain experience tremendous relief. Isometrics are a staple of my treatment protocols precisely because the dramatically increase strength in the muscles of the back without risking the integrity of the spine.

In fact I received this email a while back from someone who used my program for rehab. It doesn't appear on the website yet, nor do the recommendations and endorsements I've received from Doctors, Chiropractors and Physio's (I'll be updating the site with these shortly along with some of my work published work including an article featured in Spine - the professional magazine for spinal surgeons etc.), I'll post it next.

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