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NSHF CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with Spinal Champion, Nancy Finch. Nancy is an 83 year-old former reporter, lobbyist, and public relations practitioner from Richmond, Virginia who experienced painful scoliosis that inhibited her ability to stand, walk, and even eat normally for years. Luckily, she found a treatment that worked for her despite worries that she wasn't eligible for surgery due to her age. Tune in to hear how Nancy experienced healing and recovery from her scoliosis!Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
In the first ‘Get Back To It’ podcast episode of 2022, our CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with Vivian Manning-Schaffel–a successful freelance writer and journalist. Aside from her writing career, Vivian is a mother, wife, and a Spinal Champion. Vivian’s story speaks to the challenges of having multiple spine surgeries and managing her own patient expectations of recovery. Tune in to hear Vivian’s real story of healing!Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
National Spine Health Foundation CEO, Dr. Rita Roy,  narrates the story of Nancy K., a Spinal Champion who experienced painful arthritis of the neck. A sixty-three year old woman who had been having significant problems, off and on, for fifteen years, Nancy's symptoms stemmed from a teenage car accident. Take a stretch break and tune in to hear how Nancy experienced healing and recovery.Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
Introducing 'Get Back To It' Minis! These are short stories of hope in 5-minutes or less to be enjoyed in quick breaks from the rhythms of your day. Hopefully, this gets you moving whether in the office, at home, or on-the-go!James McKnight had been a union electrician for 42 years at the time of his spinal injury, enjoying his work on The Golden Gate Bridge. At 60 years old he had experienced back pain and some sciatica from time to time as most construction workers do, but in mid 2015, he was trying to pull some wire out of a conduit when he felt a “pop” in his lower back. How does James find healing and recovery from his injury? Tune in to find out!Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
National Spine Health Foundation CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with Spinal Champion, Tim Heller, to discuss his story of healing and recovery that involved a career pivot at a young age. Starting in 2010 after years of playing sports, dancing, and doing musical theater, Tim woke up one morning unable to move due to his pain. Listen on to hear about Tim's journey to diagnosis, treatment, and healing and recovery from his spinal condition.Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
We're celebrating scoliosis warriors this Scoliosis Awareness month! National Spine Health Foundation CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with Spinal Champion Advocate, Ella T. Ella wore a scoliosis brace throughout middle school for 20 hours a day and was just cleared to stop wearing her brace (in time for the summer and starting high school!) As a young student, there were many things that Ella had to navigate on her own and she gets real about topics such as bullying and mental health. Tune in to hear Ella's hopeful and honest perspective.Ask Ella a Question HereSupport the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
National Spine Health Foundation CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with Spinal Champion,  Abigail B. to discuss her journey to spinal health. At a young age, Abigail experienced painful symptoms from degenerative disc disease that led to multiple surgeries and prevented her from doing the activities she loved. She was committed to her pain free life in seeking treatment diligently and this resulted in the gift of her first pain free pregnancy. Tune in to hear Abigail's full story!Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with Spinal Champion, Abby W., to discuss her long journey to healing after a car accident. Abby, who had a 39 year career teaching kindergarten,  underwent multiple spine surgeries and treatments before finding  her current pain-free life. Abby also underwent a weight loss journey and today loves the active lifestyle she is able to live. Tune in to hear Abby W.'s real story of healing and recovery.Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
 National Spine Health Foundation CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with a Spinal Champion, Susan G., and her yoga instructor, Sytera Field of SyteraYoga. Susan was able to 'get her life back' with all nonsurgical treatments after experiencing debilitating back spasms and pain. Sytera Field understands pain and debilitation, and therefore creates a gentle atmosphere at her studio that focuses on movement and relationships between parts of the body rather than ‘glorifying the pose.’ Dive into Susan G’s story to be inspired and learn how yoga can help your spine.Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
In the first episode of the second season of the 'Get Back To It' podcast, National Spine Health Foundation CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with Spinal Champion®, Roni T., to discuss her long journey seeking coccyx (tailbone) treatment. Her condition was unusual and debilitating, but through resilience, Roni was able to get back to the people and activities she loves. Whether you're a spine patient, loved one of a spine patient, or simply a person with a spine, we invite you to step into our community and tune in to Roni's story.Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
In our November episode of the 'Get Back To It' podcast, National Spine Health Foundation CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with Spinal Champion, Ellen B., to discuss her multiple surgeries. Ellen knew she was interested in a specific artificial disc surgery, but ran into problems with insurance and regulations. She found hope when one surgeon was able to provide her with the treatment she felt she needed.Ellen's most recent spine surgeon was Dr. Todd Lanman of Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery. Dr. Lanman is a member of the National Spine Health Foundation's Medical & Scientific Board and has been named a National Top Spine Specialist. Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
When Spinal Champion and 2020 Chair of our We've Got Your Back Gala, Jennifer Marron, was diagnosed with scoliosis, she was told she'd need to wear a back brace for 23 hours a day. Our CEO,  Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with Jennifer to discuss how, at 14 years old,  Jennifer didn't let scoliosis stop her dreams of competing in team sports. Little did she know she'd end up competing on a U.S. national team! As a special bonus, Rita and Jennifer discuss all things gala. Be sure to tune in to the virtual gala on Friday, November 6 at 7pm EST. Discover more about this free patient education celebration here and click here to browse our silent auction items today!Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
Did you know that September is Pain Awareness Month? Our CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sat down with Rebecca Gillett--one of our friends and collaborators over at the Arthritis Foundation. Rebecca lives with Rheumatoid Arthritis and is also a Spinal Champion. She's championed multiple surgeries in order to fight for the pain-free and active lifestyle she has. As they like to say over at the Arthritis Foundation, Rebecca likes to "Live Yes!" Rebecca also offers us practical advice for seeking multiple opinions when pursuing spinal treatment. Make sure to tune in today! We know you'll love hearing Rebecca's real story of healing and recovery.Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
At the National Spine Health Foundation, we believe that one of the best things you can do for your spine is to keep moving. What would you think if we told you that with proper technique and highly specialized professional supervision, weight lifting could not only reverse bone loss but lead to new bone growth? Dr. Rita Roy sits down with Dr. Belinda Beck to discuss her groundbreaking research with The Bone Clinic in Australia. She reveals the science behind her impressive research and program and discusses her  involvement with one of our partners here in the U.S., the American College of Sports Medicine. Tune it for two real stories of women who have had success at The Bone Clinic and much more!Click here for access Onero Online from The Bone Clinic as mentioned in this week's episode.Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
In this episode of the Get Back To It podcast, Dr. Rita Roy sits down with spinal expert, Dr. Thomas Schuler, to discuss the negative impacts that poor training techniques can have on adolescent athletes. Dr. Schuler is Founder and CEO of Virginia Spine Institute in Reston, Virginia. He also serves as President of the Board for the National Spine Health Foundation. Tune in to hear his expert story and ways that you can help protect the spine health of the adolescent athletes in your life!Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
In our second episode of the Get Back To It podast, Dr. Rita Roy sits down with retired NFL linebacker, Roger "Rocky" McIntosh, to discuss the fast-acting ways he sought treatment for his herniated disc that got him back into the game.Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
In the very first episode of the Get Back To It podcast, Spinal Champion Dan C. sits down with our CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, to discuss his journey from surgery to summit. Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
National Spine Health Foundation CEO, Dr. Rita Roy welcomes listeners to the Get Back To It Podcast. Be on the lookout for our first full episode coming January, 2020!Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
NSHF CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with Spinal Champion and Family Physician, Dr. Mike Perez, to discuss what prompted him to seek treatment for his lower back pain. As an active man who regularly did yoga and someone who was on the other end of treatment for patients with back pain, Dr. Perez was surprised when one day he wasn't able to get out of bed. Tune in to hear how Dr. Perez got back to the people and activities he loves!Support the show
In the final 'Get Back To It' podcast episode of 2020, Spinal Champion, Rafael R., sits down with our CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, to discuss how he intentionally trained prior to having spine surgery. As a long-time athlete, Rafael had an attitude of resilience that carried him not only through his own surgery and journey back to the things he loved doing (including running half-marathons!), but also led him to encourage other spine patients he met through online support groups. For a final dose of inspiration perfect to kick off 2021, tune in and give Rafael's story a listen!Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
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