To book an appointment with our Cranial Osteopath Emma Goffe, please call 020 8293 1116 or firstname.lastname@example.orgBack pain is not the reserve of adults
It’s generally accepted that back pain is part of the ageing process, however, at the OCC we’re seeing children as young as six with back pain. We have patients coming to us with nagging, severe or recurring pain. In some of the more severe cases, the pain significantly impacts on their daily life and activities. The more common causes are bad posture, carrying heavy bags on one shoulder, sleeping on the stomach and not stretching before exercising.
These simple tips can help us and our children avoid back problems:
• Spend less time, sitting in front of the TV or playing computer games
• Avoid lying on your back while watching TV
• Sit upright at your desk and when you’re walking around – it’ll make you feel taller as well as being better for your back
• If you’re carrying a heavy backpack to school or work, use both straps to spread the weight evenly
• Bend your knees and keep your back straight when lifting heavy objects
Get in touch with our paediatric osteopaths if you need more advice
More research emphasising the importance of strength training. This observational study showed that people who did strength-based exercise had a 23% reduction in risk of premature death and 31% reduction in cancer related death.
For many, the hassle and cost of going to the gym can be off putting - there are many bodyweight options one can do at home such as triceps dips, press ups etc.
I have a 5 minute kitchen workout on my website that I use with many patients - drchatterjee.com/blog/5min-kitchen-workout.cfm
What do you do for strength training?