Updated on March 9, 2016
Scoliosis and Natural Movement: What Does Katy Say(s)?
I was so excited to see that Katy Bowman from Nutritious Movement touched on scoliosis and natural movement in her podcast today!
One of her listeners, an adult male with scoliosis, wrote in to ask Katy if she thought his natural movement practice might be part of the reason he has seen a reduction in his curvature, and even an undoing the rotation in his spine. Her answer should be encouraging to all of us scoliotics who wonder if our bodies’ natural, stupid way to hold our spines is our destiny, or if we have anything to say about it!
You should listen to her response (it starts around 3:03, if you want to skip over the other listener’s question about minimalist/barefoot walking with cracked heels), and then go look up everything else Katy Bowman teaches, because it’s great stuff.
Similar to Katy’s response above, it’s worth mentioning that Pete Egoscue (founder of the Egoscue Method) was trying to tell people YEARS ago (and still is to this day) that “bones do what muscles tell them to do.” That’s why I’ve been able to manage and even undo so much of my scoliosis through Egoscue, and since I’ve added in more natural movement from Katy Bowman’s teachings and MovNat, I’m seeing even greater results.
I’m not a doctor, so I can’t tell you that you will improve your own scoliosis through these same means, but speaking from personal experience, these methods have been literal life-changers for me and other scoliotics I know, so they’re worthy of your attention, at least.
Enjoy the podcast!