Dr Brad Ivanchuk here. I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor, Certified Posture Expert and Certified Postural Neurologist at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
I have been doing some research on some of the major health issues facing Canadian kids these days, especially during the early years which is 6 to 12 years of age.
And if you have any kids in this age group, I urge you to pay special attention because 29% of kids are vulnerable to developing some or all of the following health conditions which are; obesity, Type 2 diabetes, mental health issues, increasing respiratory (breathing) problems and increasing aggressive behaviour which includes bullying.
We have discussed the first 2 may times before, so over the next few weeks we are going to learn about the other 3 and how it is that I may be able to help.
We will begin with aggressive behaviour and bullying.
Remember that 34% of school-aged children now present with Forward Head Posture (FHP) according to the American Posture Institute.
FHP will eventually lead to a flexor dominant posture which is when the entire posture system will start to collapse forwards.
This is the opposite of an open, upright and erect posture which is a healthy posture. Flexor dominant posture is actually a de-evolution of our postural system because it resembles a hunched over caveman type of posture which is a more primitive posture.
And what we are learning is that individuals who present with a more primitive posture are more likely to exhibit more primitive behaviours.
The higher cognitive characteristics that make us human such as caring, compassion and empathy are dampened in individuals with a more primitive posture and the more primitive characteristics such as anger and lack of empathy will then begin to influence ones behaviour.
So anger and lack of empathy would certainly explain aggressive behaviour and bullying.
Now, if you are concerned about these kinds of things with your own kids, they need to have their posture checked by a Certified Posture Expert right away and this is where I can help you.
There very well may be other reasons for this type of behaviour but this is the most logical place to start and I will help you find a solution.
All you need to do is call and make an appointment for your free initial consultation which includes a detailed postural analysis. We also offer family appointments where we can check all of your kids at the same time.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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