It is hard to believe that the fastest man on earth has scoliosis! Olympian Usain Bolt was born with scoliosis. His right leg is half an inch shorter than his left and his spine curves to the right.
It has been said that Bolt adjusted his stride to accommodate the effects of his scoliosis.
In the Dec. 12, 2011 issue of ESPN The Magazine, Bolt describes how scoliosis affected his training:
“When I was younger it wasn’t really a problem. But you grow and it gets worse. My spine’s really curved bad. But if I keep my core and back strong, the scoliosis does not really bother me. So, I don’t have to worry about it as long as I work hard. The early part of my career, when we did not really know much about it, it really hampered me because I got injured every year.”
Usain Bolt is an Olympic 100m and 200m Gold Medalist and shows that with a scoliosis you can still achieve your dreams.
If you need scoliosis advice or non-surgical treatment, contact your nearest scoliosis clinic.