W sitting in kids
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So since Dr. Heather A Elton and myself are both chiropractors we must start the month with a talk about the body. I personally am a pediatric chiropractor meaning I only see children and pregnant women. I have seen just about everything and one of the most common things I see is children who sit in the "W" position. This stresses their inner knee ligaments and forces the hip bones to rotate inward. This contributes to kids who walk with a toe-in (pigeon-toed) position and they often trip over themselves when they run. The are usually super bendy and knock-kneed which can make them look bow-legged. This is called femoral anteversion.
It will usually resolves itself by the age of 10. Why wait till then?? Stop your kiddos from sitting this way if you see them doing so. Redirect them to a new position, sit in a chair or tailor/indian style. I find these kiddos grow up and STILL toe in and that makes their butt stick out more so they "waddle" a bit. Easy fix-don't let them sit this way AND take them to a chiropractor.
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Hi, I'm Dr. Heidi!
A mom of 3, pediatric chiropractor, natural remedy guru and wellness educator.
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