Have you ever wondered how to help dancers with scoliosis? In this episode we have special guest Suzanne Koucheravy. Suzanne specializes in dance medicine as well as being a Scolio-Pilates® master teacher. Listen today and hear Suzanne's informative talk on the topic of scoliosis and how she uses a pilates-based rehabilitation method to help dancers with scoliosis.
Suzanne Koucheravy is a Pilates Instructor certified by the Pilates Method Alliance. Her teacher-training program was completed with Polestar Education, a Pilates education system that focuses on the rehabilitation and post-rehabilita- tion needs of clients in the therapeutic and fitness settings. Suzanne has been on the staff of a physical therapy clinic since 2006 as a personal trainer specializing in chronic health issues and dance rehabilitation.
Her interest in scoliosis lead her to pursue more in-depth understanding of spine disorders. She has been an Authorized Scolio-Pilates® Practitioner since 2015 and Master Scolio-Pilates® Instructor 2018 assisting at workshops, mentoring and seeing clients privately.
She has attended numerous continuing education workshops to include Modifi- cations for Yoga using the Schroth Method, Pilates Modifications for Scoliosis us- ing the Schroth Method, and Scoliosis Intensive through Phi Pilates, and Pilates for MS. Suzanne has been invited to present a lecture, poster and movement ses- sion on “Understanding the Dancer with Scoliosis “ at the IADMS International conference in Montreal October 2019.
Suzanne graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Theater from Kansas State University. She has over 25 years performing and teaching dance (Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University, Maryland Youth Ballet, The Washington Ballet, George Mason University). She has successfully helped many dancers and non-dancers overcome the complications of scoliosis and develop life long strategies to reach their goals.
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