School Education Programme - For Pupils and Staff
Changing lifestyles are affecting growing spines
Up to 50% of 14 year olds have now experienced back pain. Child back pain sufferers are 4 times more likely to suffer back pain as an adult. Back pain affects up to 95% of the adult population at some point - Who do you know?
HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT - HOW TO HELP:
- Limit spinal damage and absence in your school
- Improve wellbing and achievement
- Build firm foundations for later life
The Healthy Backs - School Education Programme enables pupils and staff to develop a clearer understanding of how and why we should all look after our backs.
- Anatomy of the spine - understanding good and bad postures
- School bags - design, safe loading limit, carrying and packing correctly
- Back-friendly solutions for everyday tasks
- Sitting correctly at school and at home
- Lifting and carrying safely
- Importance of a healthy lifestyle- diet and exercise
Problem solving, practical workshops (from 30-90 minutes) for pupils of all ages.
Fun, interactive and educational activities to instill learning.
Latest back-care equipment to try for each key area covered.
Individually-tailored staff workshops for advice and information updates.
Delivered by a Chartered Paediatric Physiotherapist with specialist knowledge.
WHAT ELSE IS INCLUDED?
Information for pupils to take home (parents' information leaflet, pen and 'points to remember' postcard).
Evidence of pupil learning - enables a 'healthy back display' at school.
A Post-workshop Competition with FREE prizes.
Resource Files for pupils and staff (ideas for follow-up work and practical information to keep backs healthy).
Complimentary staff workshop - individually-tailored to your needs.
"A fresh approach to tackling back pain" - School Nurse
"The Workshop made all of us t hink about back-friendly practice" - Year 12 Teacher
"Children really engaged" - Year 1 Teacher
"Opportunities to discuss and practice 'good and bad' postures in everyday situations" - School Governor
" A great initiative - we look forward to your next visit" - Year 5 Teacher
"I liked the model spine. I will keep mine a healthy 'S', not a 'C'" - Year 5 Pupil
"I enjoyed it, especially weighing our school bags" - Year 7 Pupil
Think back for your future
WHAT NEXT? For further information please contact:
LORNA TAYLOR BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Dip, IIST, MCSP, SRP, HPC on 0115 7140055 or firstname.lastname@example.org