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Check Your Child's Posture for this Back-To-School Season

As January rolls around, the excitement of a new school year is certainly in the air! With freshly polished shoes and perfectly sharpened pencils, our little learners are eager for the challenges ahead! However, while our kids are diving into their times tables and spelling bees, it’s also important to educate them about the importance of maintaining good spinal health.

Naturally, kids don't often consider how slouching in their seats or lugging around a heavy backpack might affect their developing spines. That's why a visit to the local chiropractor is so beneficial at this time of year. We can assess your child's spinal health and provide valuable tips on maintaining proper posture in class and the correct way to wear a backpack to support their spine. Additionally, we can even adjust their backpack during the visit to ensure it is fitted correctly for the year ahead.

We also have a fun and rewarding ‘Back to School Health Checklist’ that your little ones can tick off as they get ready for school. The checklist, developed as part of the Australian Chiropractors Association’s (ACA) Back to School Campaign, is a great way to encourage kids to build healthy habits both at school and at home.

The checklist is quick and simple to follow and can be easily incorporated into your child’s everyday routine. For instance, packing a healthy lunch filled with lots of fruit and veggies, getting plenty of daily exercise, and wearing their backpack correctly by carrying them with both straps over the shoulders and with the buckles properly secured at the front.

This year, we also have a brand-new colouring book which kids can colour in at their leisure and get their creative juices flowing! You can even enter their favourite ‘masterpiece’ into the Australian Chiropractors Association’s colouring competition to win a brilliant ‘Back to School’ starter kit. This kit includes an ACA endorsed Spartan Backpack, assorted stationery, a lunch box and a water bottle. Entries close 25 January.

Pick up your complimentary ‘Back to School’ Health Checklist or colouring book from us today, or if you are concerned about your child’s spine or any other back to school related activities, book an appointment with us via this link.

Throughout January I will be providing information and tips on how to ensure your kids can have the best possible start to their school year.

For more information on the ACA’s Back to School campaign, visit


Dr Mark has a special interest in helping recreational athletes of all ages perform better and prevent injury. Correct breathing and postural alignment are critical for top performance and injury prevention and is an integral part of “The Over 40 Athlete System” that Mark has developed.

Dr Julie has a special interest in helping mothers and “mothers to be”. Her Post Graduate qualifications in Paediatric Chiropractic and as an ex-midwife give her a unique ability to help pregnant women, new mums and their young children.

Yours in Health,

Dr's Mark & Julie


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