At The Gresford Osteopathic Clinic, we examine your specific condition, symptoms and body to provide an accurate diagnosis.

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The modern child and teenager is becoming increasingly at risk of incurring long-term postural problems due to the use of smart technology, having to carry heavy school bags and by participating in various contact sports.
Children are becoming more reliant on the use of tablets, mobile phones and hand-held gaming devices. Yet these products are massively contributing to the pain these youngsters are feeling in their necks and backs. School children are also expected to carry heavy loads of books, sports kits and instruments, which inevitably take their toll on young shoulders.

At The Gresford Osteopathic Clinic, we can help with postural issues and manage symptoms associated with spinal conditions, such as scoliosis. Various techniques can be used to help alleviate the pain caused by the use of modern technology and heavy backpacks. By diagnosing the cause of the problem, we can also provide useful advice and after care to ensure children sit and walk correctly to avoid further biomechanical problems.

  • A lightweight backpack that fits the child ought to be worn close to the body with minimal space between the pack and the back.

  • Choose a backpack with multiple compartments and a waist strap to help distribute the weight of the contents.

  • Backpacks should not weigh more than 10-15% of the child’s weight.

  • When using a handheld device, bring it to eye level, look up from the screen every few minutes and perform some gentle neck stretches.

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