Curved spine condition? They've got your back

Group provides support for patients dealing with scoliosis

(From left) Scoliosis Support Singapore co-founder and president Jasmine Liew, with group members Nadia Tan and Aaron Yap. The group now has 216 members and they conduct meet-ups twice a year to give encouragement to those considering surgery. They a
(From left) Scoliosis Support Singapore co-founder and president Jasmine Liew, with group members Nadia Tan and Aaron Yap. The group now has 216 members and they conduct meet-ups twice a year to give encouragement to those considering surgery. They also do bedside support for those about to have surgery.PHOTO: GIN TAY FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Bending down to pick something up does not take much effort for most of us, but it is difficult for student Aaron Yap.

Mr Yap, 25, has to squat slowly to prevent hurting his back due to a debilitating affliction he has had since the age of four.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2018, with the headline 'Curved spine condition? They've got your back'. Subscribe