Scoliosis podcasts

Around a month ago, you may recall that it was International Scoliosis Awareness Day, when I posted about two special radio shows I was presenting to commemorate the occasion and raise awareness of the condition. As promised, you can listen back to both shows via the two podcasts below!

The first features an interview with SAUK representative, Anna Glendenning, and a mixture of music that helped me through my treatment and songs from 1981, when the Scoliosis Association UK was set up.

The second includes a selection of music from 1981 and information on scoliosis and related conditions.



Today I received a copy of SAUK’s biannual magazine ‘Backbone’. Readers may well notice a familiar face on pages 8 and 9!!

There will hopefully be a copy of the original article up on my blog soon, but comment below if you’ve been brought here by Backbone!


Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Scoliosis

I am going to start by saying that I DO NOT have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). However, a friend has recently been diagnosed with it, and seeing as this blog is partly to raise awareness of scoliosis, I thought it would be good to highlight another lesser known health problem.

The two conditions can also be related and I was going to do some google research to find out how and write my own little post on it. However, I think this post probably does it better than I could:
http://scoliosis3dc.com/scoliosis-and-eds/ – I don’t particularly agree that the Schroth method it talks about is the most useful treatment for scoliosis but it’s a good article.

Here is the EDS Support UK website as well: http://www.ehlers-danlos.org/what-is-eds

I promise I will get back on with writing proper blog posts very soon! And if you are suffering with EDS, then I massively look up to you because I could not imagine what it is like to live with something that could be causing you chronic pain.


The Apprentice candidates dance to Black Lace’s Superman! (2012)

I was scrolling through my Facebook timeline, and came across a link to this video, which is great! ‘But why are you posting it?’ I hear you ask. Well, look at the woman on the right from about six seconds in – she almost certainly has scoliosis. This is both an awareness issue and an empowerment issue. Firstly, she is on TV with a noticable curve, which could raise awareness. Also, I am pretty sure that the woman is candidate Laura Hogg, who runs a bridal shop – something which is very much about image. So, if she does have scoliosis, it really shows that you can do anything and shouldn’t worry about how you look!

Now here’s the funny video!

It wouldn’t embed! So here’s a link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00r7h8t