Scoliosis Screening
For Parents

Hello everyone.

Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.

I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
I am also a Certified Posture Expert and Postural Neurologist with the American Posture Institute.

Today we are going to talk about scoliosis because I have seen a couple of (teenaged) cases lately that did not have to get as bad as they did if there were early intervention.

I am going to give you 5 signs to look for so you can check your kids right at home.

Scoliosis is an abnormal spinal curve (usually an S-shaped curve) and the most common type will affect kids usually between 10 and 18 years of age, females more so than males.

So have your child stand in front of you (bare feet, underwear and arms at their side) and observe them from behind.

Look to see if … 1) shoulders are uneven, 2) one arm looks longer than the other (compare finger tips side to side), 3) hips are uneven, 4) the upper body tends to lean to one side, and   5) rib cage humps when they bend over to touch their toes.

Now, if even 1 of these signs are positive or present, then a more detailed investigation is required. And this is where I can help you.

Remember that our consultations are free of charge and these include a detailed posture scan.

This is by far the best place to start.

The phone number to call is 905 335 LIFE (5433) to schedule your appointment.

Remember too that good posture is by design and not by circumstance.

Life Chiropractic Centre is a family chiropractic and posture correction facility.

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