Bad posture in Teenagers

Bad posture & back issues in teenagers and children, physiotherapy treatments and rehabilitation for poor posture conditions with our paediatric physiotherapists in London, at home or at the practices in Belgravia Westminster SW1, Clapham SW4 near Battersea or Moorgate EC2

Teenagers with bad posture should follow a back rehabilitation to avoid pain in the future

As children and teenagers’ bodies keep going through many changes during school years, it is important to look after their bones and muscles growth, especially as they will define their body structure in the future. If a teenagers grows while having a bad back posture, this could potentially lead to other long term problems, which then would be much more difficult to treat.

Our physiotherapists in London are specialised in bad posture corrections and back issues rehabilitation in teenagers and children

At Excellence Physiotherapy London, our physiotherapists are specialised in paediatrics and posture corrections in babies, children and teenagers. They have years of experience and a great knowledge in back issues such as posture correction or scoliosis, but also in MSK and orthopaedics. They will be able to give your child a personalised treatment program to help them get back to a healthier and straighter back posture, using techniques specifically tailored to their needs.


Please note: Paediatric physiotherapy can only be booked online for our Belgravia and Clapham practices. Paediatric osteopathy can be booked in all our practices.

If you are covered by AXA PPP or BUPA, you won’t be able to book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.


Poor posture in teenagers and physiotherapy treatments & rehabilitation with our specialised physiotherapists in London, at home or at the practices in Belgravia SW1, Clapham SW4 and Moorgate EC2

To suit school schedules and for more comfortable sessions, we offer paediatric physiotherapy treatments and rehabilitation at your place in London. However, if you wish to come to us, we can also see you at the Light Centre Belgravia SW1 in Westminster near Victoria Station, at Make Me Feel in Clapham SW4 between Clapham South and Clapham Common Stations, and at the Light Centre Moorgate EC2 near Liverpool Street Station.

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

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How can Excellence Physiotherapy in London help treat back issues and bad posture conditions in teens?

By improving you child’s posture, our physiotherapists will prevent from any future chronic back issues or deformations as well as correcting them if some are already present (e.g. scoliosis).

In order to do so, different treatments will be put in place, such as physical exercises in order to tone the muscles, stretching but also proprioception exercises, which is characterised by the perception and awareness of the positions and movements of the body.

What are the symptoms and causes of posture issues in young people?

Diverse reasons can cause bad posture conditions in children, a lot of them being related to either school life (holding heavy weights daily such as school bags, seating in class all day long) or physical and psychological changes teens go through (puberty and growing up, flat feet). Weight can also be a part of what causes posture issues (overweight, obesity) alongside lack of physical activity.

But other reasons like the use of technology (smartphones, video games) or even the lack of confidence young people generally feel throughout their teen years can result in an arched physical posture, characterised by the head down with shoulders and back rolling in.

A teenager with bad posture will most of the time be defined by:

  • Rounded shoulders and back
  • Bent knee
  • Head leaning forward or backward

A constant bad posture can result in a loss of muscle tone and excess weight, which could as well potentially lead to back pain, body aches and headaches.


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