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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.

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“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:

  • Official logos
  • Posters and brochures
  • Apps and videos
  • Informative websites

Press Release

Official Logos

Posters and Brochures

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 app includes 12 individual exercise videos for young people and adults, a tracking feature to monitor progress and set personalized reminders and social media sharing capabilities.

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.

To download the App, visit Android App or Apple App.

To view videos of the Straighten Up Canada exercises click here:  Adult and Youth

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



Bone and Joint Decade Major Publications

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.

Report of a WHO Scientific Group.  (2003). The Burden of Musculoskeletal Conditions at the Start of the New Millennium. WHO Technical Report Series 919.  World Health Organization, Geneva.