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What is better for somebody with scoliosis- yoga or pilates?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Both

Exercise in general is recommended for back health.
Flexibility, core strengthening and cardiovascular endurance are all important . Yoga and pilates are both great ways to keep your back in shape.

In brief: Both

Exercise in general is recommended for back health.
Flexibility, core strengthening and cardiovascular endurance are all important . Yoga and pilates are both great ways to keep your back in shape.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Either PLUS

Pilates and yoga are excellent exercises to help reduce back pain, but if you are trying to correct a curve or slow down progression, then you need to seek the help of a trained physical therapist to teach you specific exercises that have been developed for this condition! see above for more info regarding yoga and scoliosis.

In brief: Either PLUS

Pilates and yoga are excellent exercises to help reduce back pain, but if you are trying to correct a curve or slow down progression, then you need to seek the help of a trained physical therapist to teach you specific exercises that have been developed for this condition! see above for more info regarding yoga and scoliosis.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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