National Florida Day is celebrated annually on the 25th of January in recognition of Florida, the 27th state to join the USA.
'The Sunshine State' is home to the oldest established city in the United States, St. Augustine, which was the first city founded by Spanish explorers in 1565. East and West Florida became the 14th and 15th British colonies after the conclusion of the French and Indian War in 1763. After the end of the American Revolutionary War in 1783, however, the Treaty of Paris returned the state of Florida to Spain. In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase brought East Florida under US ownership from France, and in 1812, West Florida was absorbed as a result of a US intervention in an uprising.
More Florida Facts
- Florida is the southernmost state in the continental United States
- It's the 22nd largest and 3rd most populous state in the country
- Florida is best known for its beaches, theme parks, wildlife, plants and heat
- Its key cities include Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Tallahassee (the state capital) and Jacksonville
Our Florida Patients
We at Scoliosis SOS have treated a number of scoliosis patients from Florida. Tina Barlow was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 12, when she was told by the orthopaedic specialist that there wasn't much that could be done to help her, except for her to remain fit and active and try to stay in good health.
Fortunately for Tina, she was not affected either physically or emotionally by her scoliosis until her mid-thirties. After giving birth to her third child, however, she started to experience the occasional episode of backache. Two years later, Tina was involved in a car accident that left her with various injuries, including whiplash, which sent Tina's spine into a state of shock resulting in three months of excruciating back pain. As time passed, Tina did begin to recover; however, she did experience severe flare-ups of pain every now and then.
After three years of researching and searching for an answer to help improve her scoliosis, Tina came across Scoliosis SOS and decided to make the journey from Florida to London in order to enrol on one of our treatment courses. Tina's daughter Sophia - who had been suffering from back problems - had also been diagnosed with scoliosis, so Tina brought her along too.
Following on from their treatment, Tina and Sophia were both pain-free and gained the knowledge and equipment needed to control their back conditions.
Frankie, a 23-year-old military man from Florida, also flew to the UK to complete a 4-week treatment course at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic. You can read his scoliosis story here, or watch the video below to hear what he had to say about us!
If you'd like to come to the Scoliosis SOS Clinic for treatment, please use the links below to contact us.
Upcoming Treatment Dates Book a Consultation