Born without a tibia in her left leg, doctors decided to amputate below the knee when Kelsey Koch was 9 months old to improve her mobility later in life. Always an active child, the amputation eventually caused a curvature in her spine. When she was 22, her trainer suggested practicing yoga to alleviate her scoliosis and back pain.
“Yoga makes you work both sides of your body. I’m so dominant on my right side, so I first started yoga to hopefully strengthen out my left side.” (Self magazine story)