Summer friendly activities that help maintain healthy spines for kids!
Chiropractic care is recognized for natural relief from back pain, neck pain, strains, sprains, headaches, whiplash, and a variety of spinal dysfunctions for adults; but what about our kids? From heavy back packs they carry to hours spent seated in class rooms, I’m starting to notice an increase in child chiropractic care in my office.
An easy summer remedy that may help reduce back pain and help back muscles is water therapy exercises such as water walking, jogging, knee to chest, and leg stretch . Part of spinal health care is strengthening back and neck muscles. A simple and effective way to help strengthen all of the back muscles is swimming. The water supports the weight well and gives buoyancy, resistance to the muscles. Prior to starting any exercise or physical activities talk to your child’s doctor for recommendations. For safety reasons: All water therapy exercises should be done under supervision. A life vest should be worn while in the water.
Enroll your child in activities that emphasis body awareness and movement. Try doing yoga and tai-chi with them or maybe sign up for a ballet class. Find yoga or tai-chi DVD programs for kids that they can do at home. These are some fun activities during the summer and they may help reduce chances of having back pain. Hope these tips help to create healthy spines.