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Rhiannon Davies has suffered from scoliosis since her early teens. Now 37, she has been pole dancing as a form of therapy since 2012. She suffers from idiopathic scoliosis, a condition that twists the spine as it grows, and even had to once spend 11 months in a full body brace. Ms. Davies believes pole dancing has improved her physical condition. “You’re learning how to control your body. My posture has gotten a lot better, my back is a lot stronger than it was 10 years ago, and I get a lot less pain.” Royal New Zealand Ballet physiotherapist Inge Bahle agrees pole dancing can be a viable therapy option for scoliosis sufferers. “Pole dancing is very much a core strength exercise. With scoliosis, any form of strengthening exercise is very good,” she says. To read the full story click here. United Pole Artists shares the latest information regarding pole dancing from all over the world. UPA writes and/or gathers the most up-to-date information so you don’t miss a thing. Have something to add to this story? If you are a registered UPA user, you can sign in, leave a comment and let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you!

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