The TWiSTED OUTREACH PROJECT for BACK CARE and SCOLIOSIS (TOPS) is a Vancouver-based non-profit resource centre registered under the umbrella of the Marta Marta HoP Dance Society that provides a range of holistic and creative approaches to working with back care and scoliosis.
We connect patients, parents, practitioners, teachers and researchers, enabling them to share personalized treatment regimes and explore new ways of managing scoliosis and its social and emotional consequences. We run workshops, connect specialists, empower individuals, build community, raise awareness and provide resources.
We offer a variety of back care workshops and classes taught by local, national and international instructors. Classes foster community and help students develop a personal practice.
Though some people are diagnosed in childhood, most people only learn they have scoliosis in their early teens. Through TOPS, teens share their stories, experiences and insights.
Working one-on-one provides students with more individual attention and personalized adjustment. It’s also a great way for students to deepen their personal practice and body awareness.
TOPS founder Martha Carter was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 11 and was given little information, options or resources. Her own healing journey inspired her to provide others with the community and support that she lacked.
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Your financial contribution can help us to grow our community as well as expand the classes, workshops and resources we offer.
Local. National. International. All ages. All walks of life. We provide a non-judgmental, open and safe space for all who connect with us. Our network unites not only patients and professionals but family, students, artists, and the general public.
We support and empower our community through dialogue, stories, workshops and resources. Stay in touch!