Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Ealing Physiotherapy Pros: How Heavy Bags Affect Your Kid’s Posture
As children go up the education ladder, the more activities they engage in and the heavier their bags go. Their school bags are stuffed with various items—sports equipment, books, laptops, heavy wet weather clothing, etc.—their collective weight bearing the kids down, preventing their young bodies from achieving optimal development. In fact, according to Daily Mail, there is a growing number of children developing irreversible back deformities due to the weight of their schools bags, and these spinal abnormalities can range from back pain to disfiguring curvatures such as scoliosis. Kids tend to lean forward or on one side in order to keep the bag stable against their body. Over time, this can result to an abnormal spine curvature and stunted growth accompanied by symptoms of breathing difficulty, chronic body pains and headaches caused by head and neck muscle strains.