Educating Students & Parents on Posture
School is back in session (or right around the corner). Kids return to the classroom, sitting hunched over desks, computers, and books, carrying heavy backpacks to and fro.
As healthcare providers, we know that this is detrimental to children’s posture and spinal health. This is why “Back to School” is a prime opportunity to educate students and their parents about the importance of StrongPosture.
Tip: Remind parents it’s time to schedule annual posture assessments for their children. Tracking posture changes on a yearly basis trains parents to become posture aware. Compare previous pictures with Mom or Dad, noting improvement or decline.
Involve parents by assigning homework: “Download the PostureZone app, check your family’s posture quaterly, and be sure to alert me if you notice any changes.”
- Go back to school. Many schools are happy to host health professionals from the community. PostureZone makes screenings simple – portable grids are eye-catching and easy to set up (plus they’re on sale), and are a great tool to show and explain postural deficiencies. You can also take a professional posture picture using the FREE PostureZone app for iPhone / iPad! Download the app, take pictures (get permission first), and give to parents as a clinical reference on their child’s posture.
- Party on. Host a “Back to School” party at your clinic. Provide some fun activities for the whole family, and offer free posture assessments. Share with the whole family how this picture can be a tool to improve posture from youth to adulthood.
- Pass it out. Download this free flyer to promote your practice and posture awareness.
Distribute in your office, at schools, or in the community. This PDF file has customizable
fields for you to include info about Back-to-School promotions, contact information for your clinic, or whatever you choose!