Does my child have a crooked spine? To answer this question you don't actually need to see a doctor right away. You can follow the guidelines below and perform a home check-up first. If you notice any irregularities, deformities or asymmetries during the check-up then it’s definitely worth visiting an orthopedist or a physical therapist in order to thoroughly examine the problem.
Carry out the check-up when your child is wearing underwear only.
We examine the front first
First of all, we should pay close attention to our children – on the beach during holidays, at the swimming pool, at home when they’re changing.
We would also like to point your attention to situations where your child shows a tendency to tilt their head to one side. Podczas posiłków, czy odrabiania lekcji, czy dziecko nie ma tendencji do nieprawidłowego ustawiania barków.
What to do in order to prevent postural defects?
As is widely known, prevention is always better than cure. What to do to prevent postural defects? Exercises for a straight back for children will form the foundation., Regularity, however, is key – and this may not be that straightforward. So, why don’t you start exercising together with your child and turn a workout into an opportunity to spend time together? The best results can be achieved when you reach for a specialized rehabilitation mat. Is this the only solution? Of course it’s not! Considering that nowadays people prefer a sedentary lifestyle and sometimes slouch as a result, it is worth using proven posture correctors. A good example is a sitting pillow for the lumbar spine or a SpiderMed from a rehabilitation store. Nevertheless, it is also worth bearing in mind that any suspicion of a postural defect should be examined by a specialist.
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