These days, the global calendar is seemingly overflowing with dates dedicated to matters of social and cultural importance.
Naturally, with so many commemorative days over-saturating the diary, not all of the recent additions have been ground-breaking (we're looking at you, Ice Cream Sandwich Day).
That being said, there are still plenty of worthy dates that have become welcome additions to the calendar, and Sisters' Day is the perfect example of just that.
What is Sisters' Day?
Celebrated on the first Sunday of August (that's Sunday 4 August in 2019), Sisters' Day is dedicated to female siblings, allowing girls and women of all ages to celebrate the unbreakable bond they share together.
At Scoliosis SOS, we have seen first-hand the importance of sisterhood and the support that sisters so often provide for one another. It's especially inspiring when two sisters are living with scoliosis and helping each other to thrive in spite of it.
Here are a few examples of scoliosis sisters who came together in their quest to overcome their curved spines and made it through the hardship together.
Rachel & Rebekah
Rachel and Rebekah Manning from Bradley Stoke weren't diagnosed with scoliosis until Rachel went to university to study physiotherapy. Once she began to learn about the body, she quickly realised what was happening to her own spine.
From there, Rachel was able to help diagnose her younger sister's condition as well as her own. After numerous X-ray scans and endless doctor's appointments, the outlook wasn't good for either of the Manning siblings.
But then their father discovered Scoliosis SOS. Faced with the possibility of surgery, the family explored the non-surgical treatment options available at our clinic and opted to give us a shot.
Thanks to our ScolioGold treatment programme, Rebekah has managed to stabilise her curve, while Rachel has grown 1.5cm in height and is virtually pain-free.
Read Rachel & Rebekah's Story >
Lydia & Louise
Lydia and Louise Marshall from Bibury were diagnosed with scoliosis at the ages of 22 and 17 respectively. Both were told that they needed surgery for their curved spines.
But a visit to the Scoliosis SOS Clinic changed all that. With the help of a 4-week ScolioGold treatment course, Louise was able to stabilise her curve, eliminating the need for spinal fusion surgery. She is now able to play sports and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
The incredible results soon led Louise's sister Lydia to enrol on her own treatment course, and she too managed to rid herself of the debilitating back pain her scoliosis was causing. Her spinal rotation has improved so much that her lung capacity has almost doubled as a result!
Read Lydia & Louise's Story >
Nadia & Zaria
Nadia and Zaria Chowdhury from Old Market were diagnosed relatively late, with Nadia discovering her scoliosis at 25 and Zaria at 17. Worse still, the news came during important times in their education, coinciding with the start of Zaria's university journey and right in the middle of Nadia's studies.
Though they tried non-surgical alternatives - visiting chiropractors, physiotherapists and osteopathy specialists - the girls found none of these methods provided long-term relief for their suffering.
With the prospect of corrective surgery looming, the girls turned to Scoliosis SOS for help. By combining a variety of therapeutic techniques and treatments, we were able to help the siblings improve their posture. By the time they had completed the course at our London clinic, the angle of Zaria's hip and spine had noticeably improved, and Nadia even became taller as a result.
Read Nadia & Zaria's Story >
Alayna & Jasmine
Alayna and Jasmine Batson - two sisters from East Sussex - came to the Scoliosis SOS Clinic in 2016. Watch the video to find out how we helped them:
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