Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor and is founder and owner of Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
He is also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute.
Life Chiropractic is a family chiropractic and postural correction facility.
Today we learn about good posture hygiene for your children.
So, what is good posture hygiene? Good posture hygiene means that your child’s spine is in proper alignment, it is balanced from side to side and your child
exhibits good control of their core musculature.
Here is how to ensure your kids have good posture hygiene …
First of all, every child should have a thorough posture exam by a certified posture expert by the time they are 6 years old at the very latest. This exam will
also serve as a benchmark for future posture exams.
Children should then undergo a complete posture analysis every year thereafter to check for posture distortions and signs of scoliosis (spinal curve).
Children in school should take adequate posture breaks from sitting at their desk and stand up and stretch their spine. This will also help them stay focused
on their school-work.
You can also teach your kids the postural ABC’s which will help them remember the components of good posture while they are sitting, lifting, texting etc.
And remember backpack safety; their backpack should not exceed 10% of their body weight and should be worn evenly over both shoulders.
You can also limit the time they spend sitting at the TV or computer or playing video games.
Outdoor activities are far better for the body and mind both.
And finally, lead by example. Keep your posture in check by having good posture yourself.
Next time you are going to learn how to do an at-home posture exam of your kids.
In the meantime if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please give me a call.
Remember that consultations and posture checks are always free of charge and we do also offer family appointments.
Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Life Chiropractic Centre … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington.