THE FREO CHIRO BLOG

Let’s talk kids health

We are over halfway now into the school year, so, it’s a great time to talk about spinal health, good posture and the importance of nutrition and hydration!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

As you know, proper nutrition and hydration are very important for a child’s development. By introducing healthy eating and water intake habits early, they will continue with the same habit even when they become adults.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Good spinal health is crucial for your child’s development. This is because the spine protects the nervous system. Any injury to it can disrupt the normal functioning of the child’s body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

To help, we’ve developed these top 5 tips for great spinal health:

1.Avoid carrying a heavy school bag 

A heavy school bag can overload the growing spine of a child resulting in headaches and even muscle strain. Make sure their school bag is made of light materials and they carry it on both shoulders – padded shoulder straps that are adjustable and a waist strap will also help ease the load. 

2.Focus on great nutrition 

Make sure your kids eat a well-balanced diet that gives them the fuel from proteins, carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables. they need to get through the day, not only during school but if they play sport too. 

By developing a healthy eating habit early, they will continue with the same habit even when they become adults. 

 

3.Hydration is a must

Water is also very important for children. Active children need more water for hydration and proper absorption of food.

4.Encourage playtime!

In today’s world of fitness, more and more children are encouraged to play in their school and at home. Majority of sports are good and provide a way for children to socialise and exercise. 

5.Minimise time on electronic devices

Ensure your kids don’t spend a lot of time with their iPads, phones, and computers. Kids who spend a lot of time on their electronic devices may develop a “tech neck” because of constantly peering down at their gadgets -which is now becoming a common health issue.

Our chiro’s are passionate about supporting optimal spine health for the whole family. Contact us with any questions you may have about implementing chiropractic as part of your families’ wellness routine.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT FREMANTLE CHIROPRACTIC

Ready to take the steps towards a better you?

Our dedicated team at Fremantle Chiropractic provides quality chiropractic care in a safe and family friendly environment. The below steps are what you can expect in our Fremantle practice.

01

Discovery

Here we listen to your health concerns, gathering all the information about what’s happening right now, along with your health journey to date. 

02

Examination

Then we want to get our hands on you!  We want to feel your spine and take you through the objective tests that will tell us what your body is doing right now.  

03

Get Started

We pride ourselves in being able to put together all of the information and come up with a care plan to help to get you back on track, allowing you to reach your optimal health potential.  

04

Prevention

As we want to be able to check your progress regularly, our extensive objective tests allow us to do that. At regular intervals we will perform key tests to make sure that you are healing and headed in the right direction.

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Our Dedicated Team

Our team is the best thing about us! We bring a wealth of experience as well as a desire to serve and a passion for what we do.

Our 3 chiropractors bring their own unique skill and knowledge set and we meet regularly to discuss cases and share new techniques and approaches. 

We are committed to life-long learning and service.

Dr Taylor
Vagg

BscMChiro

Dr Taylor is the principal chiropractor at Fremantle Chiropractic.  She has a special interest in looking after difficult and chronic cases as well as infants and children.  

Dr Jenny Askwith

Bsc Chiro,
B Chiro

Dr Jenny is the director of Fremantle Chiropractic.

She was born in Perth and spent her childhood growing up in the northern suburbs. Once she graduated from school she attended Murdoch University to complete her chiropractic degree. 

Dr Maddison
Melrose

Bsc(Chiro),
BClinChiro

Dr Maddi graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic, with distinction. 

Dr Stephanie Brindal

Bsc Chiro,
B Chiro

After graduating from Murdoch University Dr Steph practiced for many years in a leading multi-disciplinary practice in Sydney’s Northern beaches.  

Jasminka
Zaneta

CHIRO ASSISTANT

Jasminka joined our Fremantle chiropractic family in 2020, after coming from a retail management position. 

She wanted to use her customer service skills in an environment where she could make a positive change in a person's life, through the healthcare industry.

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