The Spine Series
TPFF works to respond to the needs of our community by offering education and programs that can be used by community residents to improve their health. Understanding our bodies and the pressures and strains of our current world on it can lead to “injury, stress, too many hours at a desk, staring at screens and poor posture.” Dr. Alex Eingorn notes that these are just a few of the ways the central body structure, the spinal system, and joints can become compromised and shift out of place.” TPFF uses an integrative approach to working with those who have scoliosis and those who do not. We hope to help all who suffer with back pain, to support strengthening or restoring functionality to enable healthy living
Dr. Eingorn, DC, TPFF Program Director, Spine, Scoliosis, Meditation and Research, has dedicated his “life and practice to sharing his knowledge of the spine with his patients. Our program embraces his belief that “Our bodies naturally strive toward health. All of our systems work together to keep our organs functioning efficiently, our blood clean, our immune system robust and our bones strong.” He shares that “Chiropractic doctors understand that our systems can’t work at peak efficiency when the core structure isn’t properly aligned.”
Dr. Eingorn treated Paige Fraser, TPFF Creative Arts Officer and Program Director, Dance when she was diagnosed with scoliosis. Before she met him, many told her that her condition would prevent her from dancing. As Paige says (picture to right), “When I think back to how scared and ashamed I was about having scoliosis, I am so grateful I did not give up or let any doctor persuade me to stop dancing.” Through Dr. Eingorn’s expertise, support and treatment, Paige overcame the physical challenges of scoliosis and this enabled her to pursue and realize her dream of becoming a professional dancer. TPFF understands and honors those who have overcome seemingly impossible challenges like scoliosis. We partner with Scoliosis organizations and create workshops for those with living with the condition.
TPFF offers a Spine Series annually and in June in recognition of Spine Health Month. Movement, yoga and exercise classes are offered on-line and in the comfort of your selected space; convenient and not requiring traveling. Our virtual offering allows instructors and professionals from around the world, from England and the Netherlands to the U.S. and New York, to offer accessible and free classes.
Meet Our Spine Series Instructors
Vivian is an Integrative Health Practitioner and creator of SCOLIOFITNESS™️, a program that incorporates fitness + nutrition + mindset practices to help empower those with scoliosis rebuild strength and confidence in their bodies. Her SCOLIOFITNESS™️ program is based on her personal journey as well as her knowledge in physical therapy, yoga for scoliosis, and corrective exercise. She teaches exercises, yoga, and everyday techniques to address not just the physical, but also the emotional and mental aspects of living with scoliosis. Additionally, as an Integrative Health Practitioner, she combines functional medicine and ancient wisdom from Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine to provide a holistic and integrative approach to optimize individual health and balance. Her goal is to help you live longer, stronger... whether that means helping you increase energy, sleep better, overcome your digestive issues, lose weight, or just improve overall well-being.
Beth Terranova, PT, DPT
Beth Terranova, PT, DPT
I was diagnosed with scoliosis as a teenager. Not long after, I was introduced to competing in Olympic weightlifting. Over my career, I battled imbalances due to my own scoliosis. Those experiences helped mold my career as a physical therapist. I trained as a Schroth physical therapist to help those with specific scoliosis exercises.
I started Strength and Spine because I realized there were few PTs or personal trainers that really understood scoliosis. Being active always made my scoliosis feel amazing, so I wanted to share that with people everywhere
Christine came to yoga as she had been suffering from scoliosis and back ache since she was a teenager. She was looking for a way to manage her back pain and found that Yoga gave her the tools and empowerment to be in control of her own well-being.
Christine is a fully qualified 200hr Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) Yoga Teacher, a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher, Yoga for Scoliosis (Adelene Cheong & Elise Browning Miller) and Restorative Yoga Teacher (Judith Hanson Lasater).
She is passionate about helping people who suffer from back ache, scoliosis or other back related conditions to learn about their bodies and how to use yogic postures and techniques so they can feel in control, empowered and live a pain free life.
In her classes she focuses on body awareness, alignment and posture always bearing in mind individual bodies and shapes. She believes that yoga is for everyone – not just the fit and flexible! She believes that with compassion to ourselves and body awareness we can achieve the transformation that we are looking for.
“Yoga with Christine has helped me to slow down, unwind and build strength and flexibility. She takes care to provide different options for poses to find the right balance for you, while guiding with her expertise, practical approach, sense of humour and warmth”
Christine teaches online and in person classes, workshops and trainings.
I was diagnosed with scoliosis at of 14 years old. Which is relatively late for discovering scoliosis. Since they thought I’d might still grow I was measured a brace which I wore for a year till I was 16 years old. Since the discovery of my curve it never really progressed or decreased. Of course it is always hard to say whether the brace made a difference or not. At the time I was also dancing a lot and maintained a strong body.
My scoliosis is one major curve of about 47 degrees Cobb angle. The apex of my curve is at T9. My curve is mostly right thoracic slightly moving into my lumbar spine and still twisting to the right in my lumbar spine, while also having a little compensatory curve around 27 degrees Cobb angle. But is it still?