How strong is your child's back?
2nd November 2011
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It is estimated that children spend approximately 12,000 hours sitting at school. When linked with poor seating posture, it is hardly surprising that recent research has revealed that half of all school children suffer back pain at some time during their school life. 

Many children carry bags weighing over 10% of their body weight, placing unnecessary stress on the growing adolescent spine and potentially predisposing them to low back pain and other problems. 

Effects of child back pain

Back pain has been shown to have detrimental effects on well being, academic achievement, motivation, relationships and overall self-esteem. Also, with the start of a new term and the high standards of sport in schools around Richmond, children and teenagers should take care to enhance and maintain a healthy back. 

How physio can help

Physiotherapy can help relieve back pain and teach appropriate exercises to maintain a healthy spine and help prevent more serious problems later in life.

At Richmond physiotherapy the physiotherapists take time to assess and treat a variety of musculoskeletal problems with patients ranging in age from 5-105! 

Support for local children

We support Starlight Children’s Foundation providing physiotherapy and sports massage to Starlight runners for the London marathon and the Royal Parks half marathon. Our physiotherapy team have also raised over £15,000 for numerous charities by running, biking and swimming across the UK and abroad!

Child Back Assessment

For parental piece of mind you can book a Child Care Back Assessment where we will take a detailed assessment of your child’s spine, movement and posture.



This article is taken from the Winter 2011/2012 issue of Buy Local Richmond

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Kate S

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Owner of Richmond Physiotherapy - a private physiotherapy practice where patients achieve better outcomes in fewer sessions because the physiotherapy staff are of the highest calibre, they enjoy their...

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