Sundial Clinics, Brighton are supporting Rockinghorse with a new free spine check for children. On Friday 21st February 2014 Sundial will be carrying out free spinal check ups to check for poor posture and other causes of back pain as well as joint and muscle problems. Parents will be invited to make a donation to support the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, which aims to improve the lives of sick children throughout Sussex.
Kids spine check includes:-
-Exercises to improve posture
Sundial chiropractor Matthew Bennett says
”Sundial Clinics have been a long term supporter of Rockinghorse and we look forward to raising money to support their excellent work for children in Sussex. Many children suffer from back pain and other aches and pains sometimes put down to growing pains. We can identify and help these problems.”
Back pain in children is more widespread than first thought. Researchers at Swansea University report a large increase in the number of children receiving treatment for back and neck pain. Research done by the British Chiropractic Association has found similar trends. Indeed as far back as 2005, 45% of children had suffered some kind of back pain by the time they were aged 11.
Richard Hollis, of Sundial Kemp Town is all too aware of this problem.
“As a chiropractor, I talk to a lot of parents who are concerned about their children’s posture and the health of their backs. Kids seem to need to carry so much more to school, do less physical exercise during the school week and then sit at home in the evening.” says Richard
As well as a posture check and spinal examination the Sundial chiropractors and physiotherapists will be giving exercises and helpful tips to keep children’s spines fit and healthy. Getting more active and tackling poor posture can help prevent back, neck and shoulder problems.
Straighten Up UK for kids is a simple, three minute posture care programme from the British Chiropractic Association, designed to help children feel and look their best. Straighten Up consists of just three simple exercises which are intended to be completed on a daily basis to become a part of a daily routine, just like brushing our teeth. Easy to learn and do, the sequence of exercises consists of precise, slow stretches, each with a specific purpose.
Analiese Doctrove at Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, added:
“This is an opportunity for parents to get their child’s spine and posture checked and to support Rockinghorse at the same time. The experts at Sundial can give plenty of tips and advice to help prevent aches and pains starting in the first place. By promoting an active lifestyle as well as balance, strength and flexibility in the spine, the risk of back problems in children can be reduced.”
To book an appointment call Sundial Queens Road or Sundial Kemp Town.
Here are some photos of the day.