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, www.somatics.de].