Showing posts from March, 2012

Power Plate Part IV

WOW! I can't believe it I have been doing this gym thing now for 4 weeks and my trainer Daisy Hudson is really starting to crack the whip with me and boy oh boy can I feel it!

Now, as I mentioned before with my previous gym efforts, it had all gone very sour by now, simply because I had over strained something and the trainer didn't understand the mechanics of a twisted spine, however, this time round is very, very different. Daisy has listened to my tales of woe regarding my back, tried her best to understand what I can and cannot do due to the Harrington Rod and generally been a great support for my work-outs - I am starting to love it!

As per usual I started off with the Power Plate session which lasts just 20 minutes, Daisy works a lot on my legs during this time and I carry out a lot of squat movements 1of which is a deep squat for 45 seconds - she has me laying on both sides for cellulite which is also a bit of a time out and relaxation. We then do some of the yoga moveme…

A Fellow Scoliotic Starts Local Charity in Kenya for youths

A few years ago I started talking with a lovely guy who lives in Kenya. He discovered he had Scoliosis and contacted me via the website, I tried my best to advise him on how to manage his Scoliosis and the pains he was experiencing. In March this year he contacted me again and I was delighted with the news he had for me

"I am glad to inform you that I have started my own charity organization"

I was so pleased for the Scoliosis community around the World, it makes me warm and fuzzy on the inside to know there really are some amazing people out there doing exceptional work for others in pain, while suffering themselves!

I would like to personally congratulate Sammy in his quest for helping the youths of Kenya in learning a new trade. You are an inspiration my friend, good luck with your project. Simone Icough

I am 26 years old from Western Kenya in Africa. I suffered scoliosis 5 years ago while I  was 20 years old, the condition affected me adversely. I tried different types …

AIS - Environment, Exposome & Epigenetics recently reviewed the following scenario:
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, environment, exposome and epigenetics: a molecular perspective of postnatal normal spine growth and the etiopathogenesis of AIS with consideration of a network approach and possible implicatins for medical therapy.

Authors: R Geoffrey Burwell, Peter H Dangerfield, Alan Moulton and Theodoros B Grivas
Author Affiliations:
Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, Queen's Medical Centre Campus, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, UK
University of Liverpool, Ashton Street, L69 3GE, UK
Staffordshire University, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF, UK
Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, Eaton Road, Liverpool, L12 2AP, UK
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, King's Mill Hospital, Sutton Road, Mansfield NG17 4JL, UK
Department of Trauma and Orthopedics, "Tzanio" General Hospital, Tzani and Afendouli 1 st, Piraeus 18536, Greece

AbstractGenetic factor…

Power Plate Part II & III

As some of you know I started with the Power Plate 3 weeks ago (February 28th 2012) and I am loving it! I feel fitter and my body is toning which is what I need the most, I do not particularly need to lose weight as I dropped 2 stone when Chris (my husband) died in April 2011. I do have some flabby skin which I don't like though so I want that to look better - getting ready for the beach weather - operation bikini!

Last week I could feel I had done work on the power plate for 2 days afterwards, however, today I am feeling sprightly and cannot tell that I have worked out at all, the story could well be different tomorrow, will I be able to get out of bed!?

Daisy from BodyBeautiful is doing a combination exercise regime with me, which includes weight loss, cellulite and toning, so we have done lots of leg work these past 2 weeks. I hate the tops of my legs so I am looking forward to seeing the transformation after 10 weeks of the power plate. I am finding that holding my position fo…

SAUK & ScoliosisNutty

I wanted to blog about our friends over at SAUK who now have over 600 members on their Facebook page! On their page they keep their members updated with all the latest news from the SAUK and the SCF.

You can join them by visiting Facebook and Twitter!

The Scoliosis Association (UK) is the only national charity that provides support, advice and information for people affected by scoliosis and the Scoliosis Campaign Fund is its fundraising arm, which raises vital funds to ensure that they can continue to provide support and fund research into the cause of the condition.

If you want the latest information from the SAUK and SCF team straight to your news feed then join them on their social networks. SAUK will be using both sites to keep you up-to-date with news and information about scoliosis and the work that they are doing. They want to tell you about meetings in your area, ways they can provide you with more support and the latest information from international research conferences.

I think we need to talk...

The struggle with pain is something that is ultimately faced alone. How morbidly depressing a thought that is. We can't take on the pain for others, we can't live through the hard times when the medication fails and the nights are long and lonely. We can't take on the weight of our loved one's burdens. I've used this blog as a portal to discuss, more often than not, accepting our pain and the pain of others, usually in a sarcastic manner. But today I want to say something else.
To all the loved ones of people in chronic pain out there... Please, stop acting like jerkwads. Please, please, please stop it. I'm really tired and I really, really, really need you to all stop being self-entitled crank-monsters who think that no one else can understand what they go through. We pain sufferers have support groups, and guess what, so do you guys. So please, before you proceed to lose your patience with the patient (say that ten times fast), remember that, if you so desire,…

The Power Plate

I have been away for a long time blogging and I am sorry about that, however, I am back and in full fighting force and boy have I been busy!

After losing my beloved husband Chris Icough I have moved to England from Spain and back again, clearly I was a little delirious, upset, tired, heart broken, stressed and very very lost. Spain is where we started our life and I missed my friends when I left, therefore, coming back to Spain was a good move for me. I have started to settle a little where my daily life and routine was concerned. During this time I lost a lot of weight, my body has thrown at me everything it possible can from rashes to daily periods! It was time to sort myself out..............

One of my gorgeous girlfriends Daisy Hudson is a gym instructor and mentioned to me about a workout she would like to get me involved with, she has just recently passed her course to become a personal trainer and during her training they had explained a little about Scoliosis to her. Daisy obvi…