Children deal with many of the same problems as adults such as poor posture, trauma, stress, and sports injuries. Until late adolescence, their skeletal structures are in a continual state of growth, and can be greatly influenced by the stresses placed on them. Demands at home, school and through sport activities can result in muscular imbalances, muscle strains or tension, as well as irritation of the joints of the spine and rib cage. Besides sports injuries, one of the most common causes of back pain in children is carrying a heavy or non-fitted backpack.
Common conditions treated in children include:
- Postural problems
- Back and neck pain
- Joint and muscle pain
- Growing pains
- Concentration and learning difficulties
- Sports injuries