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Good posture for the young

Physio Louise Morris visited her local primary school to teach pupils the importance of good posture when using computers to mark BackCare Awareness Week.

Children as young as nine are reporting neck and back problems from sitting in front of screens for many hours each day, so Louise Morris went to Meysey Hampton Church of England Primary School, near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, to teach youngsters the importance of sitting correctly and looking after their spine.

Louise Morris said she was surprised that she had to correct at least 80 per cent of the children’s postures while they were using computers.

BackCare Awareness Week, run by charity BackCare, begins on 10 October, with celebrity support from Olympic gold medal-winning rower Tim Foster, and rugby players Lewis Moody, and Rob Henderson.

Events planned for the week vary from fundraising coffee mornings to a focus on back care at the RAF’s medical centre in the Falkland Islands.

Further information

Factsheets, posters and information on how to put on an event for BackCare Awareness Week can be found on the BackCare charity’s website. www.backcare.org.uk. The site also lists other planned events.

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