Your Scoliosis Stories: Mark’s Story

Your Scoliosis Stories: Mark’s Story

The next scoliosis story comes from Mark, who offers a different perspective. Mark is 62 and had his first scoliosis surgery 30 years ago. Your Scoliosis Stories: Mark's Story 30 Years Ago As a young boy I had a lot of medical problems.  Among them I remember having asthma, anaemia, and a heart murmur.  So at the age of 12, our family doctor suggested a complete physical be done at the University Hospital in Madison.  After a whole day of tests,...Read More
Your Scoliosis Stories: Sadie’s Story

Your Scoliosis Stories: Sadie’s Story

Well, today is the last day of June (can you believe it?) which means the last day of Scoliosis Awareness Month. To finish off the month, I thought I'd post a couple more of your scoliosis stories that I have received. Please keep them coming and I'll be sure to feature them on my blog. :) Today's scoliosis story comes from Sadie, you can read her experiences with scoliosis below... Your Scoliosis Stories: Sadie's Story I just wanted to say...Read More
London British 10K: 14 Days to go!

London British 10K: 14 Days to go!

On Sunday 9th July, I will be running 10K for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund in the iconic London British 10k! This will involve a flat, fast 10K through London's most famed sites. I have also signed up for another challenge for scoliosis after this. In October, I will be taking on a trek of the Great Wall of China. This will involve 9 days of hiking on challenging and uphill terrain (a post on this is coming soon!) Through these activities,...Read More
Scoliosis Awareness Day 2017: My Scoliosis Story

Scoliosis Awareness Day 2017: My Scoliosis Story

Scoliosis Awareness Day 2017: My Scoliosis Story It's International Scoliosis Awareness day on Saturday and so I thought it would be a good time to share my own scoliosis story. In July, it will be 7 years since I had my scoliosis surgery. I was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis back in 2000 when I was 14 years old. My parents had noticed that I had one shoulder higher than the other and took me to the Dr's to check...Read More
Scoliosis Awareness Month 2017

Scoliosis Awareness Month 2017

Scoliosis Awareness Month 2017 June is scoliosis awareness month, so to help raise some much needed awareness I have created the below graphic for you to share. Scoliosis: Know the signs! Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine affecting 200 million people worldwide. In most cases, scoliosis first presents itself in young teenagers (it is more common in girls). It's important to know the signs of scoliosis and to check children's backs regularly, especially during the ages of 10-15. This...Read More
British 10K – 9th July 2017

British 10K – 9th July 2017

British 10K - 9th July 2017 It's getting closer now! In just under a month's time, I will be running the British 10K in London to raise money for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund. Eeeek! After everything that has happened in London recently, I'm excited and proud to be involved in this event. It will be good to come together in a celebration of London and everything British. In light of the recent events, I imagine the atmosphere will be even...Read More
Your Scoliosis Stories: Kacey’s Story

Your Scoliosis Stories: Kacey’s Story

As June is scoliosis awareness month, I thought I'd kick off a feature I've been meaning to do for a while: Your Scoliosis Stories! This is a feature where I invite you, my readers, to share your own scoliosis stories so that we can all help and inspire each other. Below is the first story in this series, featuring Kacey and her very recent brave experiences with scoliosis surgery. Kacey is only 3 months post op but it sounds like...Read More
10 facts about scoliosis that may surprise you

10 facts about scoliosis that may surprise you

June is scoliosis awareness month, so to help raise awareness, I thought I'd write a post with some interesting facts about scoliosis. 10 facts about scoliosis that may surprise you Scoliosis is more common than you think! It is estimated that scoliosis affects 200 million people worldwide. So if you have scoliosis, you are most certainly not alone. Around eight in 10 people who have scoliosis have idiopathic scoliosis, which has no known cause. This type of scoliosis most commonly...Read More