Scoliosis on Britain’s Got Talent!

Scoliosis on Britain’s Got Talent!

If you live in the UK, you probably saw the inspirational young dancer (Julia) with scoliosis on Britain's Got Talent. If you don't, or you haven't seen it, take a look at the video below. Scoliosis on Britain's Got Talent I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was a similar age to Julia (14) and have struggled with body confidence issues all my life. Watching Julia perform on Saturday night made me feel quite emotional for two reasons: Firstly, I...Read More

Richard III: Channel 4 documentary and scoliosis

It's all over the news at the minute, it has been confirmed that the skeleton buried underneath a car park in Leicester discovered several months ago is in fact Richard III.  What interested me more though, was his skeleton showed that he had scoliosis, which shows just how long the condition has been around. I can sympathise with Richard III, as looking at his skeleton reminded me of my curve pre-surgery and I really felt for the guy knowing the...Read More

Usain Bolt has Scoliosis!

I read the other day that Usain Bolt, the "fastest man in the world" has scoliosis.    I'm not sure how bad his scoliosis is but I myself found it very inspiring that the fastest man in the world has the same condition as me as he has obviously not let his back stop him from achieving his dreams.   I found an interview with Bolt here where he discusses the importance of keeping his core and back strong, something...Read More