Dancing Free of Surgery; Good Health; How Alternative Therapy Saved a Teenager's Dream
Byline: SOFIE FORD
STRIKING a classic ballet pose, en pointe with a perfectly straight back, she looks every inch the graceful and athletic dancer.
But only five years ago Sophie Reed, 17, was told by doctors that she would never dance again after being diagnosed with a crippling spinal condition.
Sophie, from Mount Vernon, Glasgow, was just 12 when she learned she had scoliosis which, if left untreated, can lead to heart and lung complications.
But after 'life changing' treatment the teenager is back on the stage once more.
Her parents, Roger and Jill, were told the only cure for the curvature in her spine would be to insert metal rods …
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Publication information: Article title: Dancing Free of Surgery; Good Health; How Alternative Therapy Saved a Teenager's Dream. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: May 17, 2011. Page number: 43. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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