NEW! World Spine Day Toolkit 2016
Our 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 professional organizations and individuals, from materials used in the past and currently, from evidence around spinal conditions and our current knowledge about prevention of spinal disorders. These will provide a starting point for you to plan activities relevant to your region, country and local community.
“Straighten Up and Move” Resource Materials
We’re grateful for the generous donations of promotional and educational materials by international organizations who support World Spine Day and who are helping the World to Straighten Up and Move! Materials include:
- Posters and brochures
- Apps and videos
- Informative websites
Posters and Brochures
- 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
Apps and Videos
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 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.
The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) released a helpful video with a 3 minute exercise programme as part of their “Straighten Up UK” campaign in 2007.
To view the video of the Straighten Up UK exercises, click here: Straighten Up UK
Haldeman, S., Carroll, L., Cassidy, JD., Schubert, J. & Nygren, Å. (2008). The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders: Executive Summary. Spine, 33(4S): S5-S7.
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.