Interview with Freya – founder of Back the Back Walk for Scoliosis

Interview with Freya – founder of Back the Back Walk for Scoliosis

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
Inspiring Scoliosis Instagram Accounts: My Top 10

Inspiring Scoliosis Instagram Accounts: My Top 10

Inspired by my own Instagram obsession, I thought I'd list my top Scoliosis Instagram Accounts to follow.  I must admit, I am a little addicted to Instagram at the moment! Apart from Pinterest, Instagram is the main social platform that I use to try and raise awareness of this blog and scoliosis in general (shameless plug - you can follow me on Instagram here!) The thing about Instagram is, it can be incredibly inspiring IF you follow the right accounts....Read More
Scoliosis Awareness Day 2019: Back the Back Walk

Scoliosis Awareness Day 2019: Back the Back Walk

This Scoliosis Awareness Day (June 30th, 2019) I'm very excited to be taking part in the Back the Back Walk. This is an event organised by Freya, who also has scoliosis, to raise awareness of scoliosis, as well as some much needed funds for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Charity and Scoliosis Campaign Fund. The RNOH Charity raises money to help the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore provide world-class care for patients with musculoskeletal conditions, and to support the hospital's pioneering...Read More
Your Scoliosis Stories: Rachel’s Story

Your Scoliosis Stories: Rachel’s Story

In the spirit of scoliosis awareness month, I have another amazing inspirational scoliosis story to share from one of my lovely readers :) The latest story comes from Rachel, who shares her brave journey with scoliosis below. If you'd like to share your scoliosis story to be featured on this blog, please do get in touch! Your Scoliosis Stories... Rachel's Story I think anyone with scoliosis will agree with me when I say that it's unforgettable the minute you have...Read More
Scoliosis Awareness Month: Interview with Roslyn-Rachel

Scoliosis Awareness Month: Interview with Roslyn-Rachel

As June is scoliosis awareness month, I wanted to share some positive scoliosis stories, which will hopefully help to inspire you if you suffer with scoliosis or have had, are waiting for or recovering from scoliosis surgery. I first "met" Roslyn Rachel via Instagram and I have to say, I find her such an inspiration to follow. She is a personal trainer and also runs FlexFitDance.com. I think she is an incredible role model for those of us with scoliosis,...Read More
Your Scoliosis Stories: Lorraine’s Story

Your Scoliosis Stories: Lorraine’s Story

Firstly, I just want to say a huge thank you to those who have submitted their Scoliosis Stories to my blog. It means a lot to me and I think these stories really help and inspire others who suffer with scoliosis. The latest scoliosis story comes from Lorraine, who shares her experiences with scoliosis and having scoliosis surgery in the 1970's. Your Scoliosis Stories: Lorraine's Story 1970's Surgery I was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis when I was 13. I was...Read More
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
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
Things you CAN do with a fused spine!

Things you CAN do with a fused spine!

Since my scoliosis surgery almost 7 years ago, I have achieved SO many things that I never thought would be possible post surgery.  As scoliosis is in the news right now (as a result of Britain's Got Talent) and in some cases being portrayed rather negatively, I thought I would try and put a positive spin on things. I wanted to share my achievements post scoliosis surgery to prove that there IS life after scoliosis surgery! Once recovered, your scoliosis...Read More
Inspirational Scoliosis Quotes

Inspirational Scoliosis Quotes

When I was recovering from scoliosis surgery, reading and sharing inspirational quotes helped me to stay positive. Here are a collection of some of my favourite quotes that I think relate well to scoliosis, scoliosis surgery, pain and recovery. Please feel free to share any of these quotes on social media or your own blogs :-) Scoliosis Recovery Quotes  You can't see the view if you don't climb the mountain. You never know how strong you are, until being strong...Read More