World Spine Day – Straighten Up and Move
Every year on October 16th, people from around the world join together on World Spine Day to raise awareness about spinal disorders as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week.
Millions of people in all continents of the world suffer with spinal disorders. These can include low back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name but a few. Spinal pain and disability can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, sometimes preventing them from working or even doing simple daily activities.
The World Federation of Chiropractic has teamed up with the UCL Medical School MDs Comedy Revue Society to produce the official World Spine Day 2016 promotional video.
To raise awareness of good spinal health, the World Spine Day theme for 2016 is “Straighten Up and Move” and in support, we want to highlight the importance of physical activity and improving posture as part of good spinal health and prevention of injury.
Straighten Up and Move Modules
Consisting of a series of simple exercises and lifestyle recommendations taking just minutes each day to complete, Straighten Up and Move modules promote the improvement of posture and body core stabilization to help in the prevention of spinal conditions. They are easy and fun and can be completed quickly as a regular day-to-day preventative health practice. The 2-3 minute routines can help improve and prevent poor posture, which is a common trigger for general back and neck pain and can be undertaken by all ages.