Chiropractic for Children

Don’t ignore the warning signs! If you are worried about your child’s posture and would like to book a checkup, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We offer free spinal checkups for children during the holidays – for more information, call us on 07914 682 793.

Postural checkups can be as important to your child’s health as a checkup for eyes, ears and teeth! With a properly aligned spine, the body will grow in a balanced and healthy manner.

If you are worried about your child’s posture or want to prevent any back problems in the future, come in for a chat and advice on:

  • Sitting
  • Exercises
  • Schoolbags

etc.

Chiropractors make the following recommendations for school children:

  • Bag it up! If your child has to carry a bag to school, make sure you offer advice as to the type of bag they choose. A rucksack is the best option as long as it is carried over both shoulders and the straps are adjusted so the bag is held close to the back and weight is evenly distributed.
  • Keep it light! Make sure your child is not carrying any unecessary excess weight – check that all the items they carry are really essential!
  • Best foot forward: Make sure your child has good footwear; soft soles that are supportive and have a good grip will make it easier for them to carry a heavy school bag.
  • Exercise: lack of exercise is your child’s worst enemy! Encourage your child to take regular exercise as the fitter your child is, the less likely they are to injure themselves.
  • Move around: staying still for a long time, such as on the computer or watching TV, is very bad for your spine. Limit your child to sittings of no longer than forty minutes on the computer or watching TV before getting up, stretching, and doing something else for a little while.
  • Computer posture: when using a PC or a games console, make sure they are sitting upright in a comfortable position so their spine is correctly supported. If you don’t tell them this, they may not realise the strain they are putting on themselves due to being too distracted by the games!