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.