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How To Fix Your Child's Bad Posture

How To Fix Your Child's Bad Posture

Fixing your posture as an adult is a lot easier, as it is simpler to commit to exercises and techniques that will help to improve it. When you are a child, you probably don’t even realise your posture is bad and won’t do much to solve it. So as a parent, you should be helping your child to help them develop good posture.

Here are some tips to fix your child’s bad posture.

Set An Example

The best way for your child to fix their posture is for you as a parent to set a good example. Ensure that your posture is correct whenever you’re around your child and encourage them to sit like mummy or daddy if you ever see them slouching. Try to teach them good posture by showing them exactly how they should sit, and let them know the dangers of not sitting properly.

Encourage Movement

The best way to prevent back pain and bad posture is to encourage your child to keep moving. You don’t want them to be sitting in the same position for a long period of time, as they could be putting pressure on their back and developing bad posture. If they are sitting down for a while, encourage them to change position often, such as when watching television or playing a game. Once they’ve been sitting for a while, get them up and do another activity to relax their back and ease tension.

Beware Backpacks

Backpacks are a common cause of bad posture in children. Overloading a backpack puts excessive strain on the back, neck and shoulders. You should also look for a pack with padded shoulder straps and maybe a waist strap to help with weight distribution. Make sure they wear their backpack on both shoulders instead of just one, as this uneven distribution can lead to bad posture.

Chiropractic Services

One way to help fix your child’s posture is to enlist the help of expert chiropractic service. Even if your child has no real issues with their back, an expert can help them understand the dangers of bad posture. An authority figure telling a child about ways to improve their posture can have more of an effect than a parent.

Chiropractic Treatment For Kids

Here at Forest Hall Chiropractic Clinic, we understand that back pain is something that all ages suffer from, even children. We offer full consultations to get a full understanding of what is exactly the problem, and can then offer advice and perform treatments to solve any back pain and encourage good posture.

Call us today on 0191 216 1100 to book in with one of our chiropractors. We treat patients from babies all the way to the elderly.

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