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MikeH

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Hey Steve,

Any recomendations for someone with scoliosis?  I tried doing kneeling serratus along with some medial trapezius work, that made a nice impact on his posture.  Any other recomendations?

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Mike
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Need some information first...
age, gender, athletic activity.   is it really scoliosis or a posture problem.

this is typically classified as congenital (caused by vertebral anomalies present at birth), idiopathic (sub-classified as infantile, juvenile, adolescent, or adult according to when onset occurred) or as neuromuscular, having developed as a secondary symptom of another condition, such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy or due to physical trauma.  

figure this stuff out first then we'll look at finding solutions....there are chiropractors who treat this with impulse.

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Age 12
Gender Male
Athletic activities Karate (more recreational then competitive.)

Definately not a posture issue.  SPine has a 41 degree S-curve to the left.  Considering he has always had it, I'll guess it is congenital, but it seems to be correctable as we had some success already.
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Ok, when looking at the back does it look like this...does it go tho the right or the left...picture below is to the right. See full size image
 
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Yes, tha is pretty accurate.  He goes to the left.

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been working on this the better part of today expect to have answers tomorrow
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you'll need to see the 2 video files i emailed you.  how tall and how heavy is he?
this in one rep per second and its OK to go slower.   depending on his weight use 30 to 40 pounds on the sled.

Breathing is very important to these exercises.
on the left hand exercise - as the arm pulls down inhale - and as it moves up exhale. 
on the right hand exercise - as the arm pulls down exhale - and as it moves up inhale.
shallow breathing enough to prevent hyperventilating
note the left knee is grounded in both exercises with the hip out in front of the planted knee. don't stretch too far forward...just enough to stretch the obliques on that side

with the left hand exercise - note the the position and movement of the right arm ...see how it moves inward as he pulls down.
with the right hand exercise - note how the left forearm and upper arm presses into the thorax....also note the angle to the rope of the body with the right hand exercise ...its about 20 degrees off the perpendicular line from the upright... forcing the right hand further behind the head.

both exercises have the hands moving behind the head.we are shortening all the intercostals (internal and external) on the left side and lengthening them on the right.

the further his range of motion at the top of each exercise is the more benefit he'll get....just let him work his way into a greater and greater stretch.

i have some other exercises in mind but lets get this one straight first.
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Hey Steve,

I'm still without internet access at my house, (logging on @ work.)   Anyway thank you for those exercises, they seem to be helping James.  His posture seems to improve sligthly after he completes the exercises.
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 if he can to these exercises say 3 days a week you may see real postural changed that stick in 6 weeks or so ...3 sets or 30 seconds each side

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