Scoliosis is a deformity of the spine, where it is bent laterally (from side to side) into an S or C shape.
Idiopathic scoliosis (meaning the cause is unknown) is the most common cause.
It can be either early onset (less than 5) or late-onset (accounting for about 85% of cases) which usually affects healthy girls between the ages of ten and 14, during the growth spurt of puberty.
2 % of the population have Scoliosis.
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Initially you may notice an uneven waist or shoulders, particularly prominent shoulder blades, elevated hips or leaning to one side.
As scoliosis progresses it may cause back, limb or abdominal pain and may start to restrict breathing as lung cavity is distorted.
Their respite homes are all fully adapted to accommodate wheelchairs. The homes have fantastic amenities including their own swimming pools and children's entertainment.
Many of the parents they select for a holiday have had to give up employment to become full time carers to their children.
For this reason they have decided to grant each family a one week stay with £250 spending money to cover provisions and travel expenses.
They book families in from the months of April-September each year and are always booked to maximum capacity.
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Children must be between the age of 8 and 17 when attending our camps. Presently, we only accept applications from children living in the UK. The child must be able to function and participate in a group setting with children of a similar age, and must be able to communicate their needs independently. If the child is in a wheelchair they must be able to transfer independently.