Vicki Tate from Body and Spine Align says that the program empowers scoliosis and back pain suffers and doesn't involve surgery, traction devices, body braces or strange and uncomfortable exercises that take hours each day.
Vicki, who has a keen interest in many areas of postural alignment and well-being trained as a registered nurse and teacher before studying ortho-bionomy, which is a form of osteopathic bodywork. She uses these skills with scoliosis, in which she has a special interest, and pain of all types.
She says that there is a great need for such relief as scoliosis affects between 440,000 and one million Australians. "We believe your body can correct a scoliosis curvature when it is given specific and very important information," says Vicki.
As a result, the Spine Unwind Program creates a personalised system that has already assisted a wide range of people. The course includes the learning of tools to manage scoliosis symptoms, tips and tricks to improve scoliosis curvature, a childhood game that relieves lower back pain, knowing what your body needs to feel better, and expert assistance while practicing techniques during the workshop.
An attendee of a previous course, who has scoliosis and osteoporosis with a sore shoulder and neck said that after doing the simple exercises for a couple of weeks, she noticed a marked improvement in her level and pain, and a gain in height of one centimetre.
Sandy Marriott also expressed how she began to experience the benefit of the simple exercises after attending the course. "Headaches were the norm for me on most days and are now rare. My shoulders and neck feel more relaxed and my back does not ache as much as it did. It's good to know that things are improving instead of dreading ongoing deterioration and increased pain."
Di Johnson, another attendee, said she gained confidence at the course, knowing that she had skills to deal with prevention of pain and pain management, and a lot less fear about how she will cope with back pain.
I definitely feel that I can incorporate the exercises into my daily routine, and feel much more secure knowing about some of the positions to relieve lower back pain and free up my sacral region."