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    Back pain and Children

    Back pain and Children

    Highlighting the importance of health and fitness from an early age is crucial to children’s development. Not only can inactivity lead to weight related issues, but prolonged sitting has been strongly linked to the development of low back pain in all ages.  It has been shown that episodes of low back pain in children, correspond to a significant increase in the likelihood of developing chronic pain in adulthood.

    However, a recent study has shown that educating children about the spine and exercise, reduces the frequency and severity of low back pain in children.  When symptoms are addressed early, it has to been shown to significantly reduce the likelihood of low back pain in the future.

    One of the crucial aspects is establishing a routine.  Consider spinal health like brushing your teeth.  With regular awareness of good sitting posture, lifting technique and keeping active, the likelihood of developing low back pain is greatly diminished.

    Try some of these simple strategies at home:

    • Good posture  – encourage your child to “be tall, shoulders square and chin in”.
    • Reduce prolonged time spent in front of the laptop or Ipad by encouraging a short break every 30 minutes.
    • Encourage homework or reading to be done at a desk rather than on the floor, couch or bed.
    • Ensure your child’s school bag is well fitted and the weight is minimised.  See one of our physiotherapists to fit your child’s backpack.
    • Encourage regular exercise and activity.

    If your child is experiencing back pain, it is important to seek help.  Physiotherapists are able to address the pain but also the causative factors such as posture, flexibility and strength.

    Malvern East Physiotherapy runs an adolescent strength and core exercise class.  These physiotherapist supervised classes provide a fun and friendly environment to ensure fitness and exercise is conducted in a safe and supportive manner.

    Remember early intervention is the key.  It is never too early to encourage health and fitness habits!

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Last week we were fortunate enough to head back to uni and refresh our anatomy knowledge at @latrobeuni in the anatomy labs. 

Thank you to the Latrobe School of Physiotherapy for inviting us! Last week our team celebrated another great year. 

Whilst Melbourne’s weather had its own plans, we were still determined to keep with the theme of ‘Italian Summer’. We let our hair down to master the art of mixology 🍸🍹followed by an Italian feast. Friday morning Run Club with the team. Practicing what we preach!

Staying stronger, healthier and happier. This time last week, our team was nervously completing their final preparations for @melbmara . 

Congratulations to our physiotherapists and ME community who ran on the day.

Dilen and Michael completed their first marathons. Abbey and Lizzie smashed out their first half. Last Sunday, our team headed down to see our own Matt Warren win a premiership in the VAFA Premier Men’s Competition. Last week our team dedicated a full day to professional development and team building. At ME Physio we pride ourselves on collaboration to put you at the centre of everything we do. 

Our team covered the latest treatments for back pain, financial well-being and finished off the day with salsa dancing. 

Many thanks to our guests including James Schomburgk from @the2ndvisitphysio , Financial Planners Tony Vikram & Cameron Bishop and the @salsafoundation At ME Physio, our focus is on helping you get stronger so that you can keep doing the things you love.

For Tony and Joan, healthier and stronger is being able to navigate the iconic Coast to Coast Walk in the UK! We recently had the pleasure of hosting Elise Bujor from Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy to discuss women’s health issues across the lifespan. 

Our team pride themselves on staying up to date to ensure you’re able to stay healthier, happier and stronger. Huge milestones over the past few weeks with both Tom and Jude from @delasallefc doing their first bit of running in their rehab. 

Tom is on the return from an ankle dislocation whilst Jude is putting in the hard work following a knee reconstruction. Last week our team enjoyed some friendly rivalry at the footy. 

With finals around the corner, some of our team can now safely make holidays plans for September. We recently had the pleasure of hosting the podiatry team from @sespodiatry. 

Our physiotherapists Michael and Abbey presented on rehabilitation following Achilles surgical repair and ankle surgery. Last weekend some of our team got together to complete the 10 km run @runmelbourne. There was no finish line picture as some were keen to run another 15 km!

Whilst running wasn’t for some - brunch was well received by everyone.

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