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May is Correct Posture Month

Correct Posture Month, sponsored by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), encourages you to talk to your local doctor of chiropractic about ways to alleviate the problems poor posture can cause children. Your chiropractor can tell you if your child's slouching is a bad habit or a warning signal, or if a heavy backpack is going to be the source of future spinal problems.

To help encourage your child's healthy spine, the ACA recommends these tips:

  • When you lift your baby, always support his or her back and neck with your hands.
  • Use an approved car seat that supports your baby's head and neck.
  • Provide a firm bed for your child.
  • Make sure the straps of your child's backpack are padded and worn over both shoulders, not just one.
  • Be sure your child's workstation is ergonomically correct for his or her size.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.com