Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
An International Organization Dedicated to the Education, Research and Treatment of Spinal Deformity
Our Mission is to Foster Optimal Care for All Patients with Spinal Deformities
Prior to surgery, at the age of 13, Megan was number one in her division in Missouri in Full Contact Olympic Sport Taekwondo. She also had scoliosis.
In December of 1988, Megan had scoliosis surgery. Only the thoracic (mid back) curve was operated on to allow her spine the flexibility needed to return to competitive Taekwondo.
Megan's Road to Recovery
Just two years after her surgery, Megan wins the World Martial Arts Black Belt of the Year Award! And she didn’t stop there. Between 2001 and 2005, she participated in Regional, State, National & International competitions winning 27 Gold and four Silver medals, was a Quarterfinalist in US Open (International - 2002), was invited and joined Elite Taekwondo Team Houston, the Best team in the country including the US Olympic Coaching Staff and three time Olympic Gold Medalist Steven Lopez. In 2004-2005, Megan was training with Elite Taekwondo 6 hours a day, every day, full contact while attending Rice University. She became the #1 Junior and #2 Senior in the country.
Today, Megan continues to enjoy an active lifestyle...
...And 13 years after her surgery, Megan is still extremely flexible.
The Scoliosis Research Society provides information on these web pages regarding research and links as a public service. The SRS believes that patients should contact their treating physician about the relevance of any information listed on the site prior to proceeding with any particular treatment. Just as no two individuals are exactly alike, no two patients with a spinal deformity are the same. Therefore, your spinal deformity surgeon will be the most important source of information about the management of your particular spinal problem.