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Episode 16:

What’s the best exercise for scoliosis?

Probably one of the most common questions we get asked by our students.

Listen to find out the answer.


  • Lamar Gant the first human to deadlift 5x bodyweight here
  • Dalton Lacoe deadlifting 5x bodyweight here
  • No statistical correlation between the severity of back symptoms
  • and the type or severity of the spinal curvature here
  • Back pain statistically more common but not more severe, in people with scoliosis than the general population here
  • Patients with scoliosis perceive improvements after an exercise program regardless of change in Cobb angle here
  • Poor evidence for all treatments for scoliosis including exercise here
  • Very poor quality evidence for spinal fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis here and here
  • Lack of evidence to support scoliosis-specific exercises here
  • The Schroth method RCT; an example of bad science here
  • Actual definition of cherry picking (which we never got around to defining!) here

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