Scolio-Pilates | Osteopilates

Scolio-Pilates: Pilates for Scoliosis

Before and After a two-week Scolio-Pilates Intensive with Karena Thek

Before and after a two-week Scolio-Pilates Intensive

 Scolio-Pilates: More Movement, Less Pain.

Free Your Spine with 3-dimensional exercise

Realign, Elongate, Strengthen and Breathe.

Movement heals.

Scolio-Pilates Book by Karena Thek

The Book

Pilates Pillows for Scolio-Pilates and More! with Karena Thek


The Book Products

Private Instruction

Scolio-Pilates Instruction for Pilates instructors and Physical Therapists

Professional Instruction

Instruction for Clients Instruction for Professionals

What is Scolio-Pilates®?

Founder, Karena Thek, created Scolio-Pilates to be an easy-to-understand and easily accessible exercise program for managing scoliosis at home or with an instructor. Scolio-Pilates is a three-dimensional exercise program that utilizes:

  • Elongation to lengthen the spine towards neutral.
  • Breathing techniques to open up areas of the ribcage and lungs that are locked from the shape of the scoliosis.
  • Strengthening to maintain the alignment once a more neutral position is achieved.
  • Corrections using wedges where appropriate to assist the spine towards neutral.

Relying on the best research of our time, Scolio-Pilates has a strong breathing and fascial component that relies on the work of Chaitow, Bradley, Gilbert [authors of Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders] and Schleip [Fascial Fitness Expert,].

What your colleagues are saying about Scolio-Pilates!

“You are amazing. Absolutely love your teaching style, your presence, clear communication, kindness to all in the room, and your genuine nature. I love your organization of the [Scolio-Pilates] content in terms of body position (prone, supine, etc.)–it reinforces the information each time. I also love the sense of  ‘allowing’ of the body to respond first before applying exercises. One more thing– it was beautiful to witness your loving and respectful energies & touch to our male volunteer [with a significant scoliosis from a serious injury] especially but also to all of the ladies who volunteered. Thank you for sharing your passion.”  Nancy S., Virginia.