Hi Freya! Tell me a bit about yourself and your scoliosis history, how old were you when you first diagnosed and how did you feel at the time? Hi Louise! I am the founder and organiser of Back the Back Walk. I'm from Buckinghamshire, I have just turned 20, I finished school two years ago, and I am going to Durham University this September to study Music, first study voice. I was diagnosed with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis when I was...Read More
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
Did you know? June is scoliosis awareness month and Saturday 24th June 2017 is International Scoliosis Awareness Day! So make sure you put that date in your diary :) The day will soon be here and the Scoliosis Association have now launched their 2017 campaign #gotyourback17. You can download some posters and a fundraising pack from their website here: International Scoliosis Awareness Day 2017. Throughout June, I have lots of content planned for this blog to help raise awareness. I plan...Read More
Saturday 25th June marks International Scoliosis Awareness Day (ISAD)! To help raise awareness of scoliosis, the Scoliosis Association UK are running a very special campaign this year called "Got Your Back" - you can support the campaign in various exciting ways including organising fundraising, purchasing campaign merchandise or simply changing your social media profile picture to the official logo. Full details of the campaign and ways to get involved are here: http://www.sauk.org.uk/get-involved/international-scoliosis-awareness-day Help raise awareness of scoliosis by getting involved...Read More
Saturday 27th June marks International Scoliosis Awareness Day, so I thought I would share my own scoliosis story to help raise awareness of this (surprisingly!) common condition. When I was 14, I was diagnosed with scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine, after my dad noticed that my shoulders were uneven. Unfortunately for me though, when my scoliosis was diagnosed, the Drs discovered that I actually had two spinal curvatures (in an 'S' shape) and both curves had already progressed...Read More
June 29th is International Scoliosis Awareness Day! So what will you doing to raise awareness for scoliosis? There's lots of information plus some fantastic resources and inspiration available from the Scoliosis Association here.