The Importance of Exercise for Children

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Starting out in life being active has a huge impact on the rest of ones life. Encouraging and supporting children in all physical activities benefits them in a number of ways. 10 reasons to get your kids active from an early age: Daily activity and exercise helps prevent childhood obesity and results in a higher percentage of continued activity into …

Children and Chiropractic Treatment

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Chiropractor, Mel Folly explains how chiropractic treatment can be used on children. Children do suffer many aches and pains during childhood, where their bodies are growing and developing rapidly, especially from 8-16 years. We often hear the words ‘growing-pains’, and these are usually due to the unequal growth of bones and muscles, where muscles are put under pressure and are …

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Heel Pain in Children – Sever’s Disease

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Sever’s Disease – What Is It And What Can Be Done? By Hannah Gamble (Sports Massage Therapist) Despite sounding quite scary, Sever’s disease is a common heel injury that effects children between the ages of 8 and 15, most regularly seen between 9 and 12/13. It usually occurs during a growth spurt in physically active/sporty children and can be very …

Catch Them Young – Avoiding Back Pain Is All About Education

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The topic for this year’s BackCare Awareness Week (1-8th October) is Back Pain in Education. Being one of the country’s main contributors to absence from work statistics, back pain is a now a very common problem, costing the UK economy around £15 billion every year with over four million working days lost as a result.  Isn’t it time we took …

Back To School – 3 Main Issues……

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Back to School and there are three issues Osteopath, Olivia Unwin, is asked about most frequently with paediatric patients. Back packs: spinal development Immune health: avoiding the ‘back to school bugs’ Concentration: tiredness and stress   Q1.  Do back packs affect my child’s spinal development? There has actually been very limited research in to this subject and what does exist tends …