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Curves, Twists and Bends

A Practical Guide to Pilates for Scoliosis

Annette Wellings with Alan Herdman

Quick Overview

This clear and concise book explains what scoliosis is, its symptoms, and its physical and psychological impact. It includes a series of Pilates exercises, designed by the authors specifically to promote flexibility, posture and muscle strength in scoliosis sufferers, and also vital information on what exercises to avoid.
Published by Singing Dragon
Details Price Qty
Paperback / softback
2009, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 160pp
ISBN: 978-1-84819-025-2
£12.99
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Available as an ebook from these retailers. eISBN: 978-0-85701-009-4

Description

Written in response to the many requests for a practical and accessible guide to exercise for scoliosis sufferers, Curves, Twists and Bends combines the experience of Annette Wellings, who has major scoliosis, with that of Alan Herdman, the UK's leading Pilates teacher.

This clear and concise book explains what scoliosis is, its symptoms, and its physical and psychological impact. It includes a series of Pilates exercises, designed by the authors specifically to promote flexibility, posture and muscle strength in scoliosis sufferers, and also vital information on what exercises to avoid. It offers basic strategies and practical tips for living with the condition, including useful advice on diet, rest, sitting, carrying and how to dress. Written with the full range of scoliosis sufferers in mind, Pilates for Scoliosis emphasises the importance and feasibility of gentle exercise for keeping the body as healthy and flexible as possible.

Curves, Twists and Bends: A Practical Guide to Pilates for Scoliosis will be indispensible to individuals with scoliosis and their families as well as to physical therapists, Pilates instructors and other professionals who advise scoliosis patients on exercise and lifestyle options.

Reviews

'This is a practical and accessible guide to exercise for scoliosis sufferers, including information about the condition, practical lifestyle tips, and a series of pilates exercises that promote flexibility, posture and muscle strength. Combining the experience of Annette Wellins, a pilates teacher with major scoliosis, and Alan Herdman, a leading pilates teacher to doctors, professional dancers and sportspeople, the book may be useful not only to individuals with scoliosis and their families, but also tho physical therapists, pilates instructors and other healthcare professionals.'
- International Therapist

'The book is a useful tool for addressing scoliosis through exercise, both for those who have the condition and for Pilates instructors with scoliotic clients... Wellings and Herdman have assembled a set of 34 exercises primarily focused on stretching and lengthening, that are appropriate for people with symptoms ranging from mild to severe scoliosis, and even for the general population.'
- PilatesPro

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