No Schroth Physiotherapist in Your Area? What Now?

No Schroth Physiotherapist in Your Area? What Now? By Rosemary Marchese (Physiotherapist, Schroth and SEAS methods for Scoliosis) Schroth Physiotherapists can be found all around the world. However there is definitely more need in some areas. It might be frustrating if you find yourself with Scoliosis and in need of a Schroth physiotherapist and you Read more about No Schroth Physiotherapist in Your Area? What Now?[…]

Self Posture-Check! Screening Your Back for Scoliosis or Scoliosis Changes

Self Posture-Check! Screening Your Back for Scoliosis or Scoliosis Changes By Rosemary Marchese (Physiotherapist) A healthy posture is a great goal to aim for! You can have scoliosis and still make great improvements to your posture in many cases. Checking your back for scoliosis or scoliosis changes is best done by your treating doctor or physiotherapist Read more about Self Posture-Check! Screening Your Back for Scoliosis or Scoliosis Changes[…]

Taking Care Of Your Mental Health

Taking Care Of Your Mental Health Growing up is tough. Growing up while wrapped in a giant scoliosis brace can be even tougher. We all know that bracing can be stressful, and we have research that supports this. Research has shown that bracing can lead to feelings of stress, anger, and shame, and bracers tend Read more about Taking Care Of Your Mental Health[…]

National Scoliosis Center Urges Parents to Check Children’s Spines

National Scoliosis Center Urges Parents to Check Children’s Spines Experts in spinal abnormalities at the National Scoliosis Center urge parents to be cognizant of changes in their children’s posture or complaints of lower back pain, as these may be indications of a spinal condition. Many of the signs and symptoms of spinal conditions are easily Read more about National Scoliosis Center Urges Parents to Check Children’s Spines[…]

Fighting Scoliosis Together – Brooke’s Story

Fighting Scoliosis Together – Brooke’s Story Hi! My name is Brooke ,and I am 13 years old from Alberta, Canada. I was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in May of 2018 when I was 11. I was sent to get an x-ray a few days later. At this point, I just felt extremely unlucky. I Read more about Fighting Scoliosis Together – Brooke’s Story[…]

A Scoliosis Warrior – Trinity’s Story

A Scoliosis Warrior – Trinity’s Story When my daughter, Trinity, was 5 yrs old, we took her in to our family physician for a normal school physical.  The doctor did a Scoliosis check on her and suggested that we have some X-rays done as more of a precaution than anything. To this point, Trinity had Read more about A Scoliosis Warrior – Trinity’s Story[…]

WCR Bracing, Schroth, and Curvy Girls – Kylie’s Journey

Kylie’s Scoliosis Journey Hi! I’m Kylie. I live in Bossier City, Louisiana. I’m ten years old and I have scoliosis. I was first diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 7. At first, they just watched and waited to see what my back was going to do. It progressed a little between appointments but not too Read more about WCR Bracing, Schroth, and Curvy Girls – Kylie’s Journey[…]

Surgery Is Not Always Recommended – Family Facing a Surgery Dilemma

The decision to move forward or not move forward with surgery is not one that should be taken lightly. Some cases are straight forward, while others, like Anastasia’s, are a little more complicated. Anastasia’s mom, Stacey, shares the dilemma they faced when their doctor did not recommend surgery for Anastasia’s 50° curve. While reliving this Read more about Surgery Is Not Always Recommended – Family Facing a Surgery Dilemma[…]

When to “Watch and Wait”

When to “Watch and Wait” Your child is diagnosed with scoliosis and your parental instincts kick in: you want to make it better and make it better right away. Delaying any sort of treatment just does not seem like a viable option. Your clinician’s advice of “watch and wait” goes against every parental instinct that Read more about When to “Watch and Wait”[…]

How Does Bracing Make You Feel?

Bad Sobernheim Stress Questionnaire Welcome to the Bad Sobernheim Stress Questionnaire (BSSQ-Brace) These questions are about how you feel while wearing a brace. Please read this questionnaire carefully and answer truthfully. This questionnaire makes it easier for you to recognize any psychological stress caused by your brace. Your results will be shown on the next Read more about How Does Bracing Make You Feel?[…]

No More Backpack Blues

No More Backpack Blues Backpacks and scoliosis braces are not always friends. Especially at first, it can be challenging to get comfortable carrying your backpack while wearing your brace, but here are pointers for how to carry your backpack and alternatives to a traditional backpack. Backpack Tips WEAR BOTH STRAPS Wearing both straps better distributes Read more about No More Backpack Blues[…]

Rilyn Dinyae Shows Us How Braces Are Made

Rilyn Dinyae Show Us How Braces Are Made Rilyn Dinyae is a Youtube vlogger who is sharing her experience with scoliosis and scoliosis bracing online. Her latest video beautifully shows how a Rigo Cheneau scoliosis brace is fabricated. Her orthotist, Luke Stikeleather, is the President of the National Scoliosis Center (NSC). If you want to learn Read more about Rilyn Dinyae Shows Us How Braces Are Made[…]

Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Dress Statement

Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Dress Statement  “I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars,” she told the U.K. channel, “and I think it’s really special to stand up for that.” Princess Eugenie made a big statement on her wedding day by choosing a dress that revealed her scoliosis Read more about Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Dress Statement[…]

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Vanessa's Scoliosis Story


This is my first time ever making a video, and my first time ever feeling comfortable enough to share this part about myself. I may embarrass myself, but I have hid myself my entire life and I feel like it’s my time appreciate my struggles and my triumphs. I have had a number of operations and I made a short video to break down some of them. The video may not be as in depth and informative, but I have suffered for years from depression and anxiety, that has gotten to the point where I won’t leave the house. To this day it is something I’ve been too embarassed to admit. I have had to fight for my life many times and sometimes I feel my story should be heard.

I recently found a support group @cgscoliosis for scoliosis and I wish it was something I knew of a long time ago. I have read so many stories about other girls who are in the same situation I am in or worse, and they have found light in their situation. I never used to believe in “It takes time to love yourself “ because I never thought that I would. I'm slowly learning that there is more to life than just physical beauty.

Now that I am a mother, I am my son’s inspirtation and it’s my job to show him to love everything there is about himself and about life. I may have all these imperfections, and I may not look how a “normal” female should look. But when I look at myself in the mirror, I see a warrior, and a survivor. I see myself being a fighter for my own body and that is something I admire most about myself. For the longest time, I wasn’t happy because having scoliosis made me miss out on more things than I can recount, but I’m finally able to see myself for more than what I imagined being.