Lynne L., Rob L., Ava L.

Lynne L., Rob L., Ava L.

When we discovered that our 11 year old daughter Ava had scoliosis, we immediately searched for the best pediatric orthopedic surgeon we could find and ended up at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Ava was almost immediately fitted with a custom back brace in an attempt to straighten her curving spine without needing to resort to the more drastic surgical alternative.

For twenty hours a day, and for years, she needed to wear this brace. So torturously confining and restrictive was this device that the orthopedist cautioned us that both her core strength and flexibility would atrophy. He advised that we find a highly competent Pilates instructor. So we found Maureen at Pilates in Motion, who created an individualized program for Ava. At her most recent visit, the orthopedic surgeon at CHOP remarked on how impressed he was at Ava’s ability to maintain her strength and flexibility, despite the many years of wearing the brace.

Ava is doing well now, and because of her success, our whole family does Pilates with Maureen. Thank you Maureen!