Back to School Study or Work by Kelly Mc Donnell: Chiropractor at Victoria Point Chiropractic
It’s that time of year again where the holidays are coming to an end and we need to start thinking about our return to school, university and perhaps to work. This can be a stressful time of year and in all the chaos that the “back to school” period brings, we often overlook small details that can have a significant effect on our future health and well-being.
Kiddies backpacks, student’s satchels and laptop bags are important purchases that require consideration during selection to become worthwhile investments. Our posture is directly affected by the size, weight and position of the bags we carry. If you are unsure whether you or your family have correctly fitting bags, please bring them with you to your next appointment and your chiropractor will assist. Alternately, ask for advice before purchasing a bag.
Another important factor to consider when returning to school, university or work is the correct seated posture. Many of us will spend a significant amount of time seated, looking at a book or computer.
Things to consider when sitting:
Your feet, shins, thighs and hips are at 90 degrees to each other
Your pelvis is pushed to the back of the chair
Your feet are flat on the floor
You have a good lumbar support
Your shoulders are pushed back and resting on the back of the chair
Your book/computer should be as close to eye level as possible to avoid a forward neck posture.
To assist families, our practices offer a Complimentary Spinal Check to the children and partners of clients. No treatment is given during these checks and no fee is charged, however, advice may be offered relating to issues such as preventative/ corrective care and possible exercises designed to promote good posture and spinal health.
Families may also be eligible for our Family Fee when three or more members are scheduled for care. Other conditions do apply, so please ask at reception for more information about our fees for families and Complimentary Spinal Checks.
We wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2019