Chiropractic for Children

Don’t ignore the warning signs! If you are worried about your child’s eyes or teeth you would take them to the dentist or optician, you may even take them for yearly check ups. So if you are worried about your kid’s posture or they complain of back and neck pain would, don’t hesitate to get in touch. – for more information, call us on 07914 682 793.

If you are worried about your child’s posture or want to prevent any back problems in the future, come in for a chat and advice on:

  • Sitting
  • Exercises
  • Schoolbags


Chiropractors make the following recommendations for school children:

  • Bag it up! If your child has to carry a bag to school, make sure you offer advice as to the type of bag they choose. A rucksack is the best option as long as it is carried over both shoulders and the straps are adjusted so the bag is held close to the back and weight is evenly distributed.
  • Keep it light! Make sure your child is not carrying any unecessary excess weight – check that all the items they carry are really essential!
  • Best foot forward: Make sure your child has good footwear; soft soles that are supportive and have a good grip will make it easier for them to carry a heavy school bag.
  • Exercise: lack of exercise is your child’s worst enemy! Encourage your child to take regular exercise as the fitter your child is, the less likely they are to injure themselves.
  • Move around: staying still for a long time, such as on the computer or watching TV, is very bad for your spine. Limit your child to sittings of no longer than forty minutes on the computer or watching TV before getting up, stretching, and doing something else for a little while.
  • Computer posture: when using a PC or a games console, make sure they are sitting upright in a comfortable position so their spine is correctly supported. If you don’t tell them this, they may not realise the strain they are putting on themselves due to being too distracted by the games!
  • The same rules as any adult should follow


Pernille has undertaken extra post graduate training in paediatric chiropractic care.