Has your child ever had fallen, tumbled or injured themselves at sport or in play?
Or come off their scooter, roller skates, skateboard or bike at speed? Typically after a cry and quick check over to see if band aids are required, kids will just shrug it off and get on with it. However it may surprise you to learn that everyday injuries are stressors that can potentially upset the normal biomechanics of their body. This can lead to spinal imbalance and damage to other muscles, joints and ligaments.
Left unresolved childhood injuries and resulting poor postural habits are left to be carried through into adult life.
Signs that indicate your child may need an assessment:
- Restricted head movement.
- Pain with simple movements.
- Rounded shoulders
- Difficulty to stand up straight
- Odd walk/running style.
- Pain at rest
How we can help
You can set your mind at ease. At Vitality Chiropractic , when it comes to treating kids we use extremely gentle, low force techniques. It’s a public misconception that the chiro will crack and crunch your child.
In fact if you speak to any parent who has brought their child to see us, they will tell you that aim to treat them as little as possible.
If you have concerns about your child’s posture or biomechanics call us or book an appointment today.
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