As students worldwide return to school, it's likely many will be e-learning in some capacity for hours eachday on their digital devices.
While our devices can be fantastic tools for entertainment and education, the postural effects aresomething all parents should be aware of.
For many students, e-learning may increase neck, mid-back, and low back pain.
Spending 6 or more hours each day looking down at your digital devices can profoundly affect yourmental, social, and physical health.
It can also lead to the development "Tech Neck Syndrome."
This forward head posture often places tremendous stress on the neck (cervical spine) and can lead to anuptick in headaches, back and neck pain, and more.
Did you know...
Try and repeat this stretch every 60 minutes to help reset your posture and body position.
And if your child spends every day at their computer learning, be sure to teach them this stretch and thenschedule a visit with our practice.
We'll provide you with a full postural and movement-based assessment to identify any potential issues tohelp reduce their chance of suffering from "Tech Neck Syndrome."
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