Your child’s school bag, if fitted poorly, may cause poor health

Did you know that 90% of school children wear their school bag incorrectly?

Poor carrying posture can lead to:

• Neck and back strain
• Spinal stress and fractures
• Scoliosis
• Cartilage damage
• Spinal disc degeneration/herniations
• Nerve pinching

How can I check it?

If your child’s head is protruding forward, or their shoulder falls behind their hip, there is abnormal stress on your child’s spine that may lead to the development of neck pain, back pain, headaches and poor health.

Remember “ears over shoulders over hips”
(see diagram below)
Your child's school bag if fitted poorly may cause poor health

If you are concerned about what you see, Dr. Martin is holding Free School Bag Checks in his office this September.

He will check your child’s posture and advise you on the best bag to buy for the new school year. If you already have one, please bring it with you to be fitted correctly.

Call Mary at Optimal Chiropractic, Cork on 021 487 8465 to book a free appointment

For more debate on the weight of children’s school bags, listen to this interview with Dr. Ben Martin on Cork’s 96FM.

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About the author

Dr. Benjamin Martin is a Chiropractor and speaker on Health and Wellbeing. Ben is regularly called on to discuss health topics and chiropractic on radio, tv and press. His promise is to adjust and educate as many families as possible towards optimal health. His work changes lives and has restored people's quality of life.

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