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All Can Benefit – Teenagers

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The nervous system controls and regulates every cell of the body. When the nervous system doesn’t work right, the body doesn’t work right. And when it doesn’t work right, you’re sick! Simple as that.

Teenage years.

Teenage years.

During puberty, numerous changes take place in a teenager’s body that can place significant demands on muscles, joints and bones. Bones tend to grow fast while muscles grow slower by comparison. This disparity can cause muscle imbalances, subluxations and injuries, mostly in the spine, knees and hips.

As well as undergoing the physical changes of puberty, there are new emotional and psychological stresses that can cause behavioural reactions. These often result in the elevation of the shoulders and tightness of neck muscles commonly resulting in headaches.

Schoolbags
Also school bags get heavier, more hours are spent studying and playing sports, all of which put pressure on the spine and other developing joints.

Schoolbags.

Schoolbags.

Gamers & texters.
Technology also has an impact on the body through increased preoccupation
with console and mouse driven game playing and text messaging.

Gaming & texting.

Gaming & texting.

We have all seen teenage slouching, poor backpack position and other incorrect postures adopted at this age. Early detection of subluxations,muscle imbalances and poor posture can be helpful in the prevention of long term consequences, restoration of problems and maintenance of health through these changing and challenging years.

Appointments – Anthony Papaleo at East Bentleigh Health Group
884 Centre Road, East Bentleigh | (03) 9579 3999 | info@ebhg.com.au