Kids Fall Down Too!
By Sara Butler
Many people recognize the importance of chiropractic care for adults and seniors, but what about kids? The truth of the matter is that kids fall down too, and when they fall down, bounce around, jump off the back of the couch for the 100th time even though you told them to stop – all of that can add up to joint dysfunction and restriction that can lead to bigger problems. Here’s how chiropractic can help to keep them on a healthy track as they grow.
Gait and Balance
Chiropractors can help your child with issues of balance and gait. Even as babies, many children don’t use their arms or legs equally, they usually favor one arm or legs – even when they’re just crawling. The chiropractors at The Joint can assess why they may not be using their arms and legs equally and help them to stay balanced.
Another issue facing children today is technology. How many hours per day does your child use a tablet or watch television? Constant sitting is unhealthy for the hips and can lead to further joint restriction and dysfunction. Let your chiropractor take a look to make sure your child staying balanced.
Muscle imbalances your child may be suffering from can lead to issues with posture. Tight and weak muscles lead to posture issues only made worse by using smartphones and tablets, as well as spending too much time sitting. A chiropractor will take a baseline of your child’s posture and then work with them to stretch, strengthen, and correct any imbalances so when you tell them to stand up straight, they can actually do it!
If your child is wondering why posture is so important, hit them with these facts about proper posture:
- It will enhance their athletic ability
- It will increase their ability to breathe
- It will help prevent spinal issues in the future
- It will help keep their muscles and joints healthy
- It will improve digestion and circulation
Protect Their Melon
If your child is athletic, or even if they’re just a couch-jumping daredevil, they can run the risk of getting a concussion. If your child has ever had a concussion, then a chiropractor can help to prevent them in the future. Or they can just wear a helmet all the time; the choice is really up to them!
Even if they continue to fall down, chiropractic can help them get back up!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Monroe, La.