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    Default Scoliosis AND knee issues AND plantar fasciitis

    Sigh. So I've been diagnosed with scoliosis. I also have knee issues and plantar fasciitis, making it hard to study, let alone create, dance. I've been living with bipolar disorder since my teens, and learning dance and movement arts starting at 27 helped a lot. I was hoping to create dance videos for my Youtube channel to promote my upcoming album, but that will have to take a back seat while I work on physiotherapy and other corrective exercises. At least I'm in a stable living situation with my mother so I can work on my health in peace. And at least I know it wasn't my fault it's been taking so long to progress in dance.
    I just made an appointment to see a physiotherapist, luckily thanks to Canadian semi-socialized medicine I'm partially covered for up to 10 visits. I've been googling dance and scoliosis, and I feel very optimistic about being able to dance well at a sustained pace eventually. I've read Shira's post on her website and Bellydance by Jennifer, among other sites. I will just have to work very hard on my health on a while.
    I'd welcome advice and insight by other bellydancers who've had similar issues. Thanks in advance.

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    Don't let the scoliosis get you down. My daughter has moderately severe lower back scoliosis with a double curve. She was afraid it would keep her from doing the things she wants to do. To date, she dances, works out, travels, does high adventure sports, and is a police officer. It ain't easy being bent but it's not necessarily a deal breaker, either.

    You're going forward just like you need to. Hang in there, Sajia!
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    I don't have anything particularly constructive to contribute - I would have pointed to Shira's article on the subject as well. But every body has weirdnesses to them, learning how to adapt and overcome is part of the fun! I can tell you that BD has helped my back immensely.

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    Thanks for your support, friends. The good thing is I'm not in any chronic pain at the moment, I just have very stiff shoulders. So that'll make it easier to work on my issues.

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    Stiff shoulders can be "fixed" - just about everything on this body of mine was stiff when I started BD. Upper chest/torso, shoulders, most especially hips. Took a couple of years, but they eventually broke loose...

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    You might check out the thread on the 30 Day Posture Makeover. Here’s the link: http://bellydanceforums.net/threads/...Michelle-Joyce

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    Thanks!

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