Bad Posture in Teenagers

Bad Posture & back pain treatment in children and teenagers – Paediatric physiotherapy rehabilitation for bad posture conditions in London at our practices in East London Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4 or at your home in London with our physiotherapists specialised in posture correction and back pain for children

Why is bad posture important to be corrected in teenagers before they finish growing by a specialised physiotherapist in London

Teenagers are in a very important age where their body is constantly growing and goes through many changes, including external changes such as bone and muscle growth, which will define there body posture in the future. Understanding posture problems in teens is as necessary as preventing or treating them, as it’ll ensure a healthy body and back structure once they reach the adult age.

Our paediatric physiotherapists in London are specialised in children and teenagers with back issues, back pain and bad posture

At Baby Physio London, our physiotherapists are specialised in posture problems in babies and children. They have years of experience and an extensive training in MSK, back, scolisosis and posture correction. They will be able to assess your child in order to determine the severity of their posture problem and to tailor a rehabilitation program specific to their needs.

If you are an AXA or BUPA patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

Physiotherapy treatments and rehabilitation for teenagers and bad posture in London at our practices in East London Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4 or at your home in London.

Our team of highly trained physiotherapists & osteopaths provide treatments at our practices in London:

  • Light Centre Belgravia near Victoria Station: 9 Eccleston Street, SW1W 9LX
  • Light Centre Moorgate near Moorgate, MonumentLiverpool Street: 114 London Wall, EC2M 5QA
  • Make Me Feel Pharmacy Clapham between Clapham South Clapham Common: 25 Abbeville Road, SW4 9LA

For a comfortable and suitable session, we also offer paediatric physiotherapy treatments for posture problems in teenagers and children at your place in London. These home visit sessions can be arranged after school.

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA PPP), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised.

For treatment and rehabilitation appointments for bad posture in teens, in London at home or at the clinic: 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

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What causes posture problems in teenagers?

There are different and various reasons that cause bad posture in teenagers. These causes are most of the time physical, such as:

  • Growing up
  • Flat feet
  • Physical changes due to puberty
  • Holding heavy weight daily (e.g. school bags)
  • Sitting position all day long at school
  • Obesity
  • Use of technology like smartphones or video games
  • Lack of physical activity

But they can also sometimes be due to psychological issues like tiredness or lack of confidence, leading teens to roll their shoulder in and arch their neck forward with their head down.

What can physiotherapy in London do to treat posture problems?

The aim of physiotherapy is to improve your child’s posture in order to avoid or correct any deformation this may have resulted in, such as scoliosis & back pain for example. On a longer-term basis, physiotherapy will also help prevent from future back issues.

How can physiotherapy treat poor posture in teenagers and back pain?

Different treatments can help with bad posture:

  • Exercices to tone the muscles
  • Proprioception exercises, defined by the perception and awareness of the position and movement of the body
  • Stretching

Doing these exercises with a physiotherapist or osteopath will help build a personalised program tailored to your child’s need and level of back posture or even pain he might already be experiencing.

What are the symptoms and consequences of bad posture in teenagers?

Poor posture can lead to poor muscle tone and excess weight, which may cause slouching and musculoskeletal aches, which often takes the appearance of:

  • Rounded shoulders, also known as postural kyphosis
  • Bent knees
  • Head leaning forward or backward
  • Headache
  • Back pain and body aches

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