" WHAT ONCE LOOKED LIKE A SNAKE WAS NOW ALMOST STRAIGHT! ... "
I cannot thank you enough, Harleen, for helping my boy and fixing his curvature. His latest x-ray showed a less than 10 degree curvature and when I saw the old and new x-rays side-by-side, I could not believe it. What once looked like a snake, was now almost straight!
It has not even been a year and you were able to work miracles with his back and spine to the point that you gave him a new outlook on life. He is much stronger and better focused on his posture and he has now avoided the possibility of future back issues. You were wonderful, patient and I know that you were rigorous with his workouts, but only because you needed to be in order to straighten him out.
Scoliosis is a difficult ailment and I am beyond grateful that there are professionals such as yourself who are now concentrating on improving and almost curing it through Schroth therapy. It is a major challenge to help these children, but your dedication, care and commitment is helping to conquer this hindering condition in young adults. My son will now benefit from his new posture and will not have to worry about any crippling issues as a result of an arched spine, and it is all because of you!
- J. Steinborn, West Hempstead, NY
"HER PASSION FOR WHAT SHE DOES COMES ACROSS IN EACH AND EVERY SESSION ..."
Harleen has been working with our 9-year-old daughter for about 2 1/2 months. She is an expert in scoliosis treatment and her passion for what she does comes across in each and every session. The Schroth method exercises are subtle and are difficult to do correctly, even for an adult. With extreme compassion, Harleen has been able to break down the exercises in a way that our daughter can understand what she needs to do. She pushes our daughter to work her hardest, but knows just when to allow her to take a break. In this relatively short time, we have seen really nice improvement in our daughter's curve and her overall strength. Her x-ray shows a 4 degree decrease in the curve and she is taller by an inch. We feel truly fortunate to have Harleen working with her. -Tara Schimmel, West Hempstead, NY
"MAKING HER OLDER PATIENTS FUNCTIONAL, AND GIVING THEM HOPE ..."
I bless the day I met Dr. Harleen Bawa. She is a master teacher of Schroth and SEAS exercises for Scoliosis. She is a caring coach and friend, making her older patients functional, and giving them hope by reducing their pain and teaching self-reliance. Many of her younger patients become nearly scoliosis-free after working with her. No matter the age of the patient or the circumstances, each patient is given her undivided attention and is made to feel special. Her results are nothing short of astounding.
Schroth exercises and SEAS complement each other. Dr. Bawa first taught me Schroth exercises specific to my left lumbar curve, modifying the exercises to account for cervical stenosis as well as nerve compression and damage in the lumbar area subsequent to two operations I had about twenty years ago. My entire body was in spasm when I first came to Dr. Bawa one year ago. I was in tremendous pain. Now there are many hours in the day when I am pain free. Schroth exercises strengthened my spasmed muscles and taught me how to create space in areas that were compromised. SEAS helped increase my stamina to do everyday activities. When the pain recurs, I do my Schroth stretches. To prolong my feeling of wellness, I do the SEAS technique, performing my daily activities while "in correction," as taught me by Dr. Bawa.
One of the benefits of SEAS is that no special equipment is required. SEAS is done over prolonged periods of time whereas Schroth exercises are done using a discrete number of repetitions as is the case for typical muscle-building exercises. SEAS is designed to create strong tether cords that coax the abnormal curve out of its abnormal orientation and towards a normal posture. it is to be done ideally twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.
Both Schroth and SEAS are important in the treatment of Scoliosis. I recommend Dr. Bawa as the go-to therapist for anyone with this anomaly.
- T. Cooper, Queens, NY
" SCHROTH THERAPY WITH DR. HARLEEN BAWA HAS BEEN A TRULY WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE ... "
Having lived with scoliosis since I was a teenager, Schroth Therapy with Dr. Harleen Bawa has been a truly wonderful experience. I never imagined that at my age (76 year) I would be able to feel hope that I can improve my posture and well being to such an extent. Thank you Dr. Bawa!
- R. Berkowitz, Woodbury, NY
" ... WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT ALL YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT"
Harleen Bawa has been treating my daughter with Schroth Therapy since January 2016. She recommended a Rigo-Cheneau brace in conjunction with that therapy as well as orthotics for her pronated (flat) foot. At beginning of treatment my daughter's scoliosis curves were 22 and 30 degrees. After weekly therapy sessions and daily practice at home as well as some additional Alexander technique therapy. I am excited to say her curves are 13 and 10 degrees respectively as of September 2016. Way to go Harleen! We couldn't have done it without all your help and support.
- A. Winick, Merrick, NY
" ... SHE IS CARING AND TRULY DEDICATED TO THE WELFARE OF HER PATIENTS."
I began treatment with Harleen Bawa, PT less than two months ago. I am 79 years old, with severe scoliosis (80% curvature). I was walking with the aid of two canes, bent over, and in constant pain. Harleen designed a program of Schroth exercises tailored specifically to address the structure of my spine. After less than two months, I am walking upright and with the aid of only one cane. I no longer use pain medication, and my strength and endurance are significantly improved. Harleen is a talented and empathic Schroth therapist. She is caring and truly dedicated to the welfare of her patients. Under her treatment and guidance, I am experiencing a much improved quality of life.
- Roberta Kramer, New Hyde Park, NY
"SHE IS ENCOURAGING, KIND-HEARTED AND SKILLFUL. AFTER MEETING HER WE SAW HOPE FOR A BETTER FUTURE ..."
My daughter and I went to many doctors but none seemed to help. With the increasing curve even after surgery, we were about to undergo another one. My doctor then introduced me to Harleen and I soon saw hope for my daughter. Harleen has been working with my daughter for 2 months now. With the guidance and patience from Harleen, we see the obvious improvements. She initiates my daughter to try her best and knows exactly when to stop. I sincerely recommend her to all people for the Schroth Treatments for Scoliosis.
- Li Ying Mei, Queens, NY
"HARLEEN IS A GREAT PERSON, PATIENT AND UNDERSTANDING. SHE IS THERE TO HELP AND ASSIST ..."
Since I have started Schroth therapy with Harleen, I feel much better. It does not hurt any more to sit up straight, and I walk straighter too. I have started 2 months ago, and my curve has gotten 4 degrees less! This is only doing it 2x a week with Harleen. I try to squeeze in a few exercises here and there at home also, but sometimes it can get hard with school work! I know just like studying that schroth therapy will help me. Everyone should give Scroth therapy a chance, its the best treatment for scoliosis. Harleen is a great person, patient and understanding. She is there to help and assist in correcting the curve.
Thank you Harleen for all that you do!!
- Abby (12 year old patient), Great Neck, NY
" HARLEEN IS KNOWLEDGEABLE, PATIENT AND PROVIDES PRACTICAL EXERCISES ..."
I am an occupational therapist myself. My son has been going to Harleen Bawa for about 2 months now and we already see the benefits. He says he feels better and is in less pain. Harleen is knowledgeable, patient and provides practical exercises to carry out at home. I highly recommend her for spine care.
- Daniel M., Queens, NY
" HARLEEN IS VERY KIND AND UNDERSTANDING OF MY DAUGHTER'S NEEDS ..."
My daughter has scoliosis since 6th grade. Her degree was 17 and then 3 month later it increased to 24. The doctor said to just wait another 3 months for surgery, but I wanted to look for help for my daughter because I don't want her to have surgery. We found Harleen Bawa on Internet . She is very kind and understanding of my daughter'S needs. Harleen taught my daughter with Schroth exercise, within 2 months her curve has decreased to 23 degree now. I highly recommend to all the people who has scoliosis should try Schroth treatment . Thank you for kindness and patience for my daughter.
- Lily Ng, Queens, NY
" ... DR. BAWA IS HIGHLY DEDICATED, PATIENT AND ACCOMODATING. "
By the time I realized I had a 40 degree curve in my spine, I was done with the majority of my growth, and no brace would have helped. My doctors recommended regular physical therapy for a year. While it did help with the pain, but my curve continued to get worse. My orthopedist then recommended me to Dr. Bawa for Scroth Therapy. I have been practicing Scroth Therapy for eight months, and my curve has stopped moving. Dr. Bawa is highly dedicated, patient, and accommodating.
- Jessica Fuzailof, Queens, NY
" ... GRATEFUL TO HARLEEN FOR HER SUPERIOR SKILLS AND MANNER "
My 12-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a 17 degree spine curvature. Six months later it had increased to 25 degrees. At that point she began Schroth therapy with Harleen Bawa and was fitted with a Schroth brace within 2 months. After 6 months in the brace and continuing her exercise regimen, her curvature has decreased to 21 degrees. I am thrilled with the results and grateful to Harleen for her superior skills and manner, as well as her care and concern for my daughter.
- Rhona W. Lawrence, Long Island, NY
" HARLEEN IS VERY PATIENT AND TAKES THE TIME AND NECESSARY CARE ... "
My Son has made tremendous improvement during this past year. His curve has improved from 20 to 16, pain from the upper back has gone away as well as the overall posture is really noticeable. I recommend this office because my overall experience has been really positive. Harleen is very patient and takes the time and necessary care. She pays undivided attention to each patient.
- Patient, Garden City, NY