World Spine Day Toolkit
The World Spine Day (WSD) toolkit is designed and intended for use by anyone with an interest in promoting awareness and understanding of spinal health and spinal disorders.
The information and ideas presented in this toolkit have been assembled based on input from organizations and individuals, from materials used in the past and currently, from evidence around spinal conditions and our current knowledge about prevention of spine disorders. We hope that these provide a starting point for you to plan activities relevant to your region, country and local community.
Straighten Up and Move Resource Materials
There have been generous donations of promotional and educational materials by international organizations who are in support of WSD and who are collaborating in this global effort. Materials include:
- Straighten Up and Move Posture Pod
- Straighten Up and Move Brochure
- Straighten Up and Move Line Drawing- English
- Straighten Up and Move Line Drawing- French
- Straighten Up and Move Line Drawing- Spanish
- Straighten Up and Move Line Drawing- Russian
- Straighten Up and Move Activity Calendar
- World Spine Day Poster
- Have you done your posture exercise? Poster
The Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA), in partnership with the 10 provincial chiropractic associations, launched the Straighten Up Canada app on October 16, 2014 to mark World Spine Day. The app includes 12 individual exercise videos for youth and adults, a tracking feature to monitor progress and set personalized reminders, social media sharing capabilities, Find a Chiropractor search functionality, and more. The Straighten Up Canada app is available in French and English, and was created to bring awareness to the importance of good posture for optimal spinal health.
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Haldeman, S., Kopansky-Giles, D., Hurwitz, EL., Hoy, D., Erwin, M., Dagenais, S., Kawchuck, G., Strömqvist, B. & Walsh, N. (2012). Advancements in the Management of Spine Disorders. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology, 26 (2012), 263-280.