Don’t shoot the messenger… Teachers are gearing up and students are squeezing every last second out of summer. This is a huge transition in a child’s life. Think about all they have to adapt to… waking up at a different time, eating different food, sitting a lot more, having different schedules during the day, more sitting, often times poor posture, and the list goes on.
As we like to say in chiropractic, posture is our “window” into the spine. Unfortunately these days poor posture and spinal health is very prevalent, in large part thanks to the frequent appearance of cell phones, iPads, computers, and TV in our kids lives!
Poor posture affects far more however than just how we look, it absolutely can affect how a kid functions and feels. With kids we aren’t worried so much about back and neck pain (although it certainly can occur), but if they have poor posture… that also means they don’t have optimum function of the nervous system. This can lead to fatigue and low energy, poor mood and behavior, and trouble with focus and concentration.
Much of our practice is filled with families who have their kiddos under regular care not to treat a condition or problem, but to ensure optimal health and function of their nervous system, immune system, and more! These families often report the following “side effects” to regular adjustments for their kids:
- Improved sleep
- Improved immune function, less sick days
- Improved behavior and concentration
- Improved grades
That last paragraph is added in here to say nothing about us, but everything about how passionate we are now about not just helping kids who have readily apparent struggles and diagnoses, but also about helping kids who may just be running at 80% optimum function instead of 100%.
EVERY KID deserves to be at their best, and as parents isn’t that what we really want for them too!?! Chiropractic is an absolute hidden advantage to healthy, happy, and high performance kiddos of all ages!
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