South Africa

Kerryn

My name is Kerryn. I am currently 15 years old and I was diagnosed with Scoliosis when I was 9 years old (Grade Four).

 

I have been riding horses since I was three and I don’t plan on stopping. I also sing in my school choir and play guitar.

 

I had really bad back pain for a few months which was the reason for going to the doctor. We were referred to many doctors, but eventually found the one I go to now. I was given a back brace to wear for 23 hours a day. I was also given Shcroth exercises as well.

 

Recently, I found a Biokinetist who I visit weekly for my Schroth exercise check-ups. I finally had the chance to meet other girls who are going through the same thing as I am, which is an amazing experience.

 

I am now on my 6th year of bracing and only have to wear my brace when I sleep. I wanted to become a Curvy leader as I went through the first years of my Scoliosis alone and I don’t want other girls to have to do that when they could have support and meet other girls with Scoliosis.



我一直想和同样拥有脊柱侧弯困扰的同龄人取得联系,所以在2021年,我通过我的医生联系了200多名病人和家长。我们构建了一个紧密的线上社区。我们每天都会在网上聊天,聊我们的侧弯情况、治疗方法和生活。我们还会在群里打卡出我们做施洛斯体操的照片,鼓励彼此坚持下去。我知道,脊柱侧弯在中国仍然值得更多的关注,我也知道我们在中国使用不同的平台。所以,如果你想联系我,我不仅可以在电子邮件、Facebook、instagram上,大家还可以在微信、微博和小红书上找到我!