What Kind of Curve are You?
TOPS commissioned Vancouver illustrator, Gary Leung to draw the 4 most common forms of scoliosis. The inspiration for these illustrations came from images drawn by Alexander Laurant in Elise Miller's Yoga Journal article “Yoga for Scoliosis.” Gary developed these schematic portrayals of scoliosis to convey the overall shape of the spine, lending the viewer an opportunity to identify on a visual level. We feel that the visualization of the scoliosis pattern can assist in an individual’s inner portrayal of their spine, thereby building awareness and cultivating a deeper sense of their internal condition.
These illustrative renditions of the 4 most common patterns are meant to serve as a general overview - each person's curves are unique!
Illustrations by Gary Leung