Mein Aufenthalt im “Scoliosis Bootcamp” Pennsylvania

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Scoliosis Traction Chair

Ende Juni hatte ich die Ehre als erste Deutsche an einem 10-tägigien “Scoliosis Bootcamp” am Lancaster Spinal Health Center in Lititz/Pennsylvania teilzunehmen.

Als ich im Internet vor einigen Monaten von dieser chiropraktischen Therapie erfuhr, überzeugte mich der Therapieansatz sofort. Anders als die mir bisher bekannten Behandlungsmethoden für Skoliose, setzt die sogenannte “CLEAR-Methode” näher an der Ursache der dreidimensionalen Wirbelsäulenverkrümmung an.

 

 

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Rehabilitationsübung zur Festigung der neuen Körperpostion

Meine Behandlungsziele waren, zunächst eine Lockerung des Weichteilgewebes der Wirbelsäule (Muskulatur, Bänder, Sehen) zu erreichen, um anschließend die Wirbelsäulengelenke in die richtige Position bringen  zu können. Abschließend wird versucht durch bestimmte Rehabilitationsübungen dem Gehirn die neu Körperposition zu vermitteln.

Die Atmosphäre in der kleinen Praxis war sehr positiv und freundschaftlich. Was auch nicht verwundert, denn die guten Resultate, mit denen die Patienten nach Hause gehen, sprechen für sich. Vorwiegend waren jugendliche Mädchen in Behandlung, sie reagieren schnell auf die Therapie und erzielen schon innerhalb der 10 Tagen “Scoliosis Bootcamp” erstaunliche Ergebnisse.

Obwohl ich erwachsen bin, kann auch ich mich über eine Gradzahlverbesserung freuen. Mein Brustbogen verbesserte sich von 57 ° auf 48° und mein Lendenbogen wurde von 28° auf  22°. Durch die genauen Messungen an den Röntgenbildern die weit über den geläufigen Cobb. Winkel hinaus reichen erfuhr ich ebenso etwas über meine Halswirbelsäule und mein Becken. Auch mein Halsbogen verbesserte sich und mein Beckenposition ist nach der Behandlung nahezu normal.

Jetzt heißt es, dran bleiben!!! Seit meinem Aufenthalt in der USA bringe ich täglich mindestens 1 h  für meine Rehabilitationsübungen auf und arbeite zusätzlich viel an meiner Beweglichkeit.

In 10 Tagen am Lancaster Spinal Health Center habe ich viel über Skoliose gelernt, von der neurologischen Ursache bis hin zu biochemischen Prozessen die möglicherweise zur Entstehung der Skoliose beitragen. Das Team aus US-Amerikanischen Chiropraktikern kommt der Ursache von Skoliose immer näher und dementsprechend setzten Sie auch Ihre Behandlung daran an.

Meiner Meinung nach gibt es derzeit keine fortschrittlichere Therapie. Ich kann sie nur jedem empfehlen und hoffe, dass sich auch in Deutschland in Sachen Skoliosebehandlung bald etwas ändern wird.

Für Fragen/Infos stehe ich jederzeit gerne zu Verfügung.

Weitere Informationen findet Ihr auf:

http://www.treatingscoliosis.com/https://www.facebook.com/TreatingScoliosis?hc_location=stream

First German at “Scoliosis Bootcamp”

I spent the last two weeks in the USA participating at a ten day “Scoliosis Bootcamp” at Lancaster Spinal Health in Lititz. It was the first time I learned something new about scoliosis. I got to know a holistic tri-dimensional chiropractic therapy which gets closer the cause of scoliosis than any other treatment I know. Its concept seems evident and the idea convinced me the first time I read about it. The goals of the 10-day treatment were reducing the soft tissue resistance, repositioning the spine and reprogramm the brain muscle control to reach a new straighter position.

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The Scoliosis Traciton Chair helps me stretching, de-rotating and untwisting my spine.

At Lancaster Spinal Health I felt comfortable from the beginning. The atmosphere at the treatment office was positive and very pleasant. That´s no surprise because every patient I meet had better results after scoliosis bootcamp.

Despite I am an adult my results are good, too. When I started at Lancaster Spinal Health my curves were 57° thoracic and  28° lumbar. After two weeks my scoliosis improved to 48° thoracic/22° lumbar. The treatment also helped me to reduce my cervical curve and my pelvic position is now pretty normal.

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Me figuring out my new straighter position:-)

 

 

I continue the treatment at home. It doesn´t take much time and the main thing is it really works.

I would definitively recommend this treatment!!!

Thanks to Dr. Stitzle and his Team

Learn more about it:

http://www.treatingscoliosis.com/

Riding the edge

After a long time of absence because of my injury I am finally back on the rocks of Frankenjura. Despite the unsettled weather this spring we had some really nice climbing days. One of them was at Christinenwand/Püttlachtal. I warmed up in Carpe diem a nice 8+ and then checked out the best line there Mayday 9-/9. At first I had my difficulties with this tricky edge but at the end of the day I had a really good beta…The next day climbing to the top felt almost easily.

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Season résumé 2012

From Spain via Switzerland back to Frankenjura

3 was the number of the year: 3 different climbing areas, 3 7c´s and 3 forced breaks.

My second outdoor season started in February. I went on a short trip to Margalef in Catalonia (ESP). The style of climbing is athletic a lot like in Frankenjura… but more enduring. The conditions were perfect… sunny, cold, no rain. I liked it. I sent some 7b´s, a really nice 7b+ “Besame mucho” and I onsighted my first 7a+. At a rest day I stupidly tore a muscle by hanging on a tree limb – No climbing for four weeks. The rest of the trip I spent belaying, enjoying nature and eating a lot of aioli and bread.

 

 

Sending Sputnik

After I cured my injury I was more motivated than before… couldn´t wait for being back on the rock again. I went for another trip to Margalef. Soon I climbed my first 7c Sputnik (L´esut). It was fun… about 30m enduring climbing on fingerpockets and some crimps. This route deserves three stars. I liked it a lot and I lost my fear of falling in it. I checked it out two times and the third day I sent it with the third try.  Also at L´escut I did my first 7b flash… another one followed in Tres ponts a few days later.

The sun in Catalonia became warmer and we travelled back home. Unfortunately we had a serious car accident on the autobahn near Ulm. A picture tells more than words:

The crashed car

The carsh pads saved our life.                                                                                          What happened?                                                                                                                       It was 10 p.m., already dark outside, almost no traffic. We drove on the right lane about 90km/h… suddenly another car with the speed about 180 km/h crashed into us. Probably the driver fell asleep like his wife and their one year old child in the back. Miraculously no one got hurt except me. I broke my left wrist.

I recovered really fast, after two weeks I was back on the wall… Toproping. Another three weeks later I climbed without a plastered arm. But my shape was lost. The following weeks I spent in Frankenjura. We drove from on sector to the other from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. I climbed a lot of routes from  6c+ to 7a+ and soon I became stronger. I was looking for a new project. I wanted to do another 7c… The Redline. I tried the route a few times but I still felt a little weak.

Gastlosen (north face)

In August we escaped the heat to Gastlosen (2252m) in Switzerland… High altitude sportclimbing on limestone. The north face was in the shade till three o´clock. We had to start early in the morning:

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-          6.30 a.m. the alarm clock rang

-          Breakfast

-          7.00 a.m. departure

-          An about one hour hike

-          8.00 a.m. reaching the cliff

-          Climbing

 

 

 

Lochgrat

In the beginning I didn´t like the style… very technical climbing. After one week I got used to the rock and I enjoyed climbing there a lot. Mostly we went to sector Oberberg and Lochgrat. The first route I climbed was the nicest 7b I´ve ever done…Doping (sector Gabeldaumen)… Amazing enduring climbing on pockets. Shortly afterwards I sent my second 7c Jeunesse sexe (Lochgrat)… it was a boulder problem in the middle.  The day I climbed it I needed two tries. The first time I fell after the crux on the last “hard” move… I was really pumped and I almost gave up for the day… but my friends convinced not to.  One hour later I climbed it without being pumped at all :-).

 

Climbing “Le festin du mulot” 7b Lape

Happy after sending

The Red Line

September… back in Frankenjura. I went to try the Red Line again (Fuchsloch) . I succeeded after two more tries. The first time I fell in the very ending by missing a pocket. I got to do it again. There it was… the third 7c and the best one of all.  The rest of the season I tried some harder routes and boulders in Frankenjura to gain more strength. I hope it will pay off next year.

Now I am having another forced break. I injured my left wirst again… strechted ligaments :-(