Consider your Child’s Spine this Back to School Season
Every January millions of children, including some of our very own patients, go back to school. While school is a great place for children to learn and develop both mentally and socially, it is important for kids to remember their health and wellbeing in the classroom all year round.
Most parents and children have a checklist of stationery and supplies for starting the school year. This year we are providing our patients with a ‘Back to School Health Checklist.’ The checklist, developed as part of the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) ‘Back to School’ Campaign, is a great way to remind kids of the importance of building healthy habits in school.
They are simple to incorporate and easily fit into a child’s everyday routine. For instance, packing a healthy lunch filled with lots of fruit and veggies, getting 60 minutes of daily physical activity and wearing the backpack correctly by carrying it with both straps.
The Health Checklist also reminds kids to reduce their recreational screen time, sit correctly in the classroom and consider chiropractic care.
Kids don’t often think about the impact that common activities like sitting in a classroom, carrying a heavy bag and excessive screen time can have on their overall health and wellbeing.
You can collect your complimentary Back to School Health Checklist from us in the clinic, or print it off at home using the image below! If you would like your child to have their spine checked before heading back to school, or for a complimentary backpack fitting, please ring the clinic on 02 9235 2464 and we can organise a time!
For more information on the ACA’s Back to School, visit backtoschool.org.au