Add Chiropractic Care to Your
Back to School List
It’s that special time of the year, when summer is coming to an end and we all turn our attention to back to school shopping lists. Of course there will be notebooks, folders, and pencils, but there’s something else you should add — chiropractic care.
School is important in a child’s development — but certain things that come along with attending school can be hard on the body. Things like:
- Sitting all day.
- Carrying a heavy backpack.
- High-impact sports.
But there are ways to combat those daily stressors, with a little bit of preparation.
- Educate children on moving at their desk. Even if the teacher is opposed to the children leaving their seat, they can still do stretches at their desk that shouldn’t be a distraction to the classroom. When kids get home from school, discourage them from sitting more in front of the TV or computer. The less they sit at home, the less impact sitting all day at school will have on their well being.
- Find the proper backpack. Do your research to find a backpack that has ergonomic straps and durable material. Lessen the load in anyway possible so the weight isn’t too much for your child. If you’re child leans forward while wearing the backpack, it’s too heavy. Help them adjust straps and the bag so the weight is distributed properly.
- Schedule chiropractic adjustments. We don’t always consider chiropractic care for our children, but at Family & Sport Chiropractic it is one of our main goals to treat the entire family. If sitting, backpacks, or injury have your child in pain — schedule a chiropractic appointment immediately. You can also talk to your chiropractor about a preventative plan that will keep your child in alignment — before school causes them pain.
If you want to learn more about starting chiropractic care for your child, please feel free to contact us. We will help you get back to school in a healthy way!