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 continue to learn about posture and children.
One thing we need to review is what does good posture look like?
Good posture, when standing, means the head is aligned over the shoulders and the shoulders are aligned over the hips and the weight is equally distributed over both hips and feet.
The shoulders are level and the hips are level. Remember that posture is either good or bad. There is no in-between.
Children begin to learn postural habits that will shape their lives at a very young age.
Attending school especially introduces them to a new environment and they will develop habits that will stay with them for many years.
Common postural faults with kids start to develop as early as 6 years of age and these are the things that you especially need to be aware of;
– Improperly wearing heavy backpacks to school every day.
– Sitting at their school desk for prolonged periods without adequate posture breaks.
– Slumping their head and shoulders forwards and rounding their upper back while reading or doing homework.
– Sitting in front of the TV or computer or playing video games or texting with a slumped posture.
Remember that in our last post we discussed proper sitting technique and backpack safety, and next time we are going to learn about postural hygiene for 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 call me.
I am here to help. Remember that consultations and posture checks are always free of charge and we also offer family appointments.
Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking directly on the link found on our home page.
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