Back to School Tips for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Soul

By: Dr. Tod Williams D.C

 

Class is back in session! The beginning of the new school year can be a fun and exciting time for your kids, but it can also be a stressful time. The beginning of the school year can be stressful for students, like meeting new teachers, getting back into the routine, and the work load of classes. So, as we start the new school, year let’s learn some tips to help set up our kids for success!

 

Tip #1: Choose the Right Backpack to Avoid Back Pain!

Our kids might want to go for the backpack that shows off their personality, but unfortunately, it may not offer a ton of support. We want the straps of a backpack to be wide and cushioned, and if we can find backpack that has the third strap that connects across the chest, that’s even better. The third strap across the chest helps with weight distribution, reducing stress and relieving pressure off the shoulders.

Another important tip is to make sure your child is wearing the backpack correctly. Wearing the backpack with just one strap on the shoulder might look cool, but carrying all the weight of the back pack on one side of the body can lead to misalignments to the spine!

 

Tip #2: Proper Posture in Class!

When sitting at a desk for hours each day over the course of the school year, it is important for your child to be practicing proper posture. Hunching over the desk and slouching can cause neck, shoulder, and back issues. To help prevent hunching over and their head from tilting over their shoulders, it will help to get a standing desk that tilts toward them to keep their books and homework at eye level. You can also teach them a couple stretches to do at their desk, especially for when standing is not an option! Those stretches will improve their spinal health and their ability to concentrate in class!

 

Tip #3: Keep Your Child Adjusted!

Regular chiropractic care will boost the overall health of your child. Chiropractic adjustments will help manage your child’s stress levels. Chiropractic care will also help boost your child’s immune system so they avoid getting sick throughout the school year. Being healthy allows them to avoid less sick days and falling behind in their classes. Better physical health will ultimately lead to better mental health!

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With so much going on in the world, many parents are left wondering what their options are in regards to sending their kids to school. Watch this video to learn more about homeschooling, the different options that come with it, and to find out if it might be the right fit for you and your kiddos!

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Disclaimer:
Dr. Ranvir Sahota received his doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA. Prior to starting Synapse Chiropractic he practiced at Southcenter Chiropractic, one of the longest running chiropractic clinics in Washington State. Dr. Sahota has extensive post-graduate training in corrective care, pediatrics, and pregnant women. His knowledge and experience with pregnant women and children allow him to provide the highest quality care. He has had extensive training and is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. He is also certified in Websters Technique, the International College of Applied Kinesiology and utilizes Torque Release Technique. Dr. Sahota is passionate about educating and supporting families in his community through specific chiropractic care so that babies, children, and adults may live a life of greater health. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Sahota is a licensed chiropractor in Rocklin, California. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Sahota and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Dr. Ranvir Sahota, D.C., and Synpase Chiropractic are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.