Paula Botfield from the Scoliosis Association UK. (SAUK), visited Year 12 Health and Social Care students. Paula, a Heath Park alumni, shared information about scoliosis and highlighted how she is working hard to raise awareness of this condition in the UK.
Paula shared her personal story when she was diagnosed with scoliosis and how it has affected her career and family life, by having treatment she also addressed the emotional and social impact of it all. Students were able to appreciate how genetic factors affect physical, intellectual, emotional and social development.
By Nadine Campbell
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