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Posture for Children"
With your children recently back to school, we feel that it's an
ideal opportunity to bring attention to the importance of good
posture for your children and the vital role posture plays in
their health and development.
Simply put, good posture insures good
Proper posture insures an even
distribution of the heavy loads the spine must endure. An
even distribution of this weight will minimize the strain exerted
upon the supportive structures of the spine.
Poor posture in children can develop in
many ways. Imitating parents whose posture is not up to par
and laziness are but two reasons. A third is based upon the
misconception that training a child to stand with his or her chest
out and stomach in is the only method to develop good posture.
Good posture is the combination of this
plus the correct positioning of the lower back and pelvis in
addition to proper positioning of the head and neck.
boys who feel self-conscious when they suddenly grow to new
heights tend to slouch in order to appear less conspicuous.
Young girls whose breasts are starting to form sometimes tend to
hunch their shoulders and round their backs in an attempt to hide
embarrassment over their emerging womanhood.
Bannon Clinic of Chiropractic
Palmer College of Chiropractic West, San Jose, CA
Doctor of Chiropractic Degree - Magna Cum Laude
of Calgary, Calgary, AB
BS Degree - Biochemistry
Extensive experience with management of personal injury and
worker's compensation cases.