Child Posture Correction

What if we were to tell you we can help see visible changes for a child with poor posture in about six visits? Indeed, child posture correction can be quite frustrating if you don’t know what you are doing. Our adjustments get to the root of the problem quickly. Furthermore, we can observe and measure our child's posture before and after. The results are often encouraging as seen in some adults with posture tilt from back pain.

Signs of Poor Posture:
• Can you notice if your child's shoulders are not level?
• Is your child's head favour a forward position when sitting or standing?
• Does your child photos show a head tilt to one side?
• Does your child need you to massage them or complain of discomfort in their back?
• Have you noticed they walk or run gait is uneven or weird?
• Does your child show uneven wear of the soles?

Self-Awareness of Poor Posture:
• If you say "Yes" to more than 2 of the above signs of poor posture, I recommend getting your child assessed.
• Often your child may not be self-aware of their poor posture. Like adults, having no pain means no problem.
• The picture demonstrates the poor posture of a child slouching while using his iPad.
• We need to teach our kids about posture awareness while sitting, standing, using computers or mobile devices.
• The sooner we correct these posture imbalances, the better our kids live healthier and better quality lives.

Case Study
We had the privilege to help one of our pediatric clients diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and had poor posture. The child’s poor posture caused neck pain that brought him to our office. He was unable to turn his head without pain, a form of child neck torticollis or wry neck in children. (2018 Update: The parents informed us he is no more Autistic and doing very well in school.) We do not claim to fix Autism. We correct blockages and imbalances so the body can heal. Read his mother’s testimonial regarding her child posture correction at my blog.

A neurological examination, orthopedic exam and posture exam were conducted. We will only discuss the posture analysis in this case. We used a Posture Analyzer to help us objectively measure the child’s current and post treatment progress.

Let’s take a closer look at the child’s postural exam. In the following images, you will see the Posture Analyzer’s photos of both before and after our child posture correction system. The child’s mother was so excited and delighted with her son’s progress and she gave her consent to share her son’s progress with our readers.

Let’s take a closer look at the child’s postural exam. In the following images, you will see the Posture Analyzer’s photos of both before and after our child posture correction system. The child’s mother was so excited and delighted with her son’s progress and she gave her consent to share her son’s progress with our readers.

FAQ for Posture Correction

It is usally a combination of reasons in my opinion 
• Physcial trauma such as from an accident or sports injury
• Micro-trauma such as those from jecks on roller coasters and trips and falls
• Poor self-awareness of one's posture 
• Myofascial restrictions
• Feet pronation or flat feet
• Impropriate pillow or poor sleeping posture
• Improper bag carrying posture 
• Emotional trauma 
• Nutritional deficiencies
• Toxin overload

Child posture correction is painless and usually no manipulation involving "cracks" are needed. 

It it my opinion and from my experience that bracing using straps, belts are unnecessary in most cases. Bracing "forces" the child's body to conform to a desired posture. While it may look "better", the apparent improvments are usually short-termed. My rationale is that the brace becomes a crutch where the some of the muscles stop having to work.  Often, this may result in worsening of the posture.

Our concept is good posture for that particular is one that requires the  LEAST amount of energy or effort. It's the posture that is the LEAST tiring for the body. In other words, a bad posture is MORE TIRING for your child. When then does the body assume that bad posture? This is due to the CAUSES mentioned above the prevent good free neutral balanced posture. When the blockages that cause bad posture are removed, better posture is the END RESULT.

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Posture Analysis of Child 

Child Posture (Front View - BEFORE TREATMENT)

• Head is shifted 0.58cm left, and is tilted 14.0° left.
• Shoulders are shifted 1.16cm right, and are tilted 6.0° right.
• Ribcage is shifted 0.29cm left.
• Hips are shifted 1.59cm left.

Child Posture (Side View - BEFORE TREATMENT)

• Child’s head weighs approximately 2.0 kilos and is shifted 9.25cm forward.
• Based on physics, the head now effectively weighs 20.8 kilos instead of 2.0 kilos.
• Shoulders are shifted 4.33cm backward.
• Hips are shifted 4.91cm forward.
• Knees are shifted 3.32cm forward.

Child Posture (Front View - AFTER TREATMENT)

Child Posture after Treatment (6 weeks). We re-checked his results. The child’s mother was so excited and delighted with her son’s progress and she gave her consent to share her son’s progress with our readers.
• Child’s Head is shifted 0.29cm right, and is not tilted.
• Shoulders are shifted 0.36cm left, and are not tilted.
• Ribcage is shifted 0.22cm left.
• Hips are shifted 2.46cm left, and are not tilted.

Child Posture (Side View - AFTER TREATMENT)

• Child’s head weighs approximately 2.0 kilos and is shifted 4.05cm forward.
• Based on physics, the head now effectively weighs 10.2 kilos instead of 20.8 kilos before treatment.
• Shoulders are shifted 5.35cm backward.
• Hips are shifted 7.22cm forward.
• Knees are shifted 2.89cm forward.

Any measurable deviation from normal posture causes weakening of the spine as well as increased stress on the nervous system which can adversely affect overall health. Chiropractic philosophy directs us to first look at the spine and the brain. Hence, our goal was to restore asymmetry of the nervous system. Could restoring the asymmetry in the nervous system, also improve the child’s autistic spectrum disorder symptoms?

TREATMENT PROTOCOL:
The goal was to help restore neck turn without pain. The child received specific chiropractic adjustments once per week for six weeks. Treatment modalities included instrument and manual adjusting, cold laser therapy and exercise. Results were documented and described above.

Good posture corresponds to proper body function. The body is designed to have the head, rib cage, and pelvis perfectly balanced upon one another in both the front and side views. If posture deviates from normal alignment, so does the spine from the normal healthy position.

Unfortunately, abnormal posture is related to many spinal conditions and injuries including increased muscle activity and disc injury, scoliosis, work lifting injuries, sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel symptoms, shoulder and ankle injuries as well as many other conditions.

Postural abnormalities in adolescents are linked to pain syndromes and early arthritis in adulthood. We recommend booking your child for a posture checkup soon.

We thank the parents of the child for their permission to use his story. They hope other children will also find natural solutions to a frustrating problem that is difficult to resolve with conventional treatments.

Children 12 years old and below enjoy discounted pricing. 

Don’t wait for your child's posture to get worse. Call Cassandra at 6475-2646 to set up your appointment for your child now.