Category Archives: Children

Children, iPads and Health Nannies

One area that continues to worry me about the next generation is how we are blindly leading them down an even more destructive path than our own regarding computers, laptops and sedentary occupations. I regularly work with adults who have absolutely no awareness of their bodies when using technology. Is it any wonder that our children are similarly Continue reading ...

Sitting in Dodgy Chairs in Coffee Shops

Coffee shops and restaurants are notorious for their uncomfortable, slump-inducing seating. Turning over customers is afterall what business is all about and a comfortable chair is not a helpful part of that equation. It's a bit like the car seat theory. If you feel super comfortable for the that first 15 minute test drive then your impression of Continue reading ...

Furniture For Primary School Children

The past few weeks I've been researching furniture for our local primary school. A new building has been approved and if I can find options that fit within the budget we could revolutionise school life for these kids. My dream is to turn this little valley school into a test case for Alexander technique and leading edge ergonomics within the Queensland Continue reading ...

How not to use a smartphone waiting for a Tram

Waiting for a Tram in Melbourne the other day I snapped this typical scene beside me. Very few people don't use their smartphone like this young girl. Locked knees in standing posture already creates a compressing curvature through the lower spine. Add a screen held low and you've put the icing on the cake of postural degradation. The force of Continue reading ...

Slow Motion Fight or Flight

Most of us know the meaning of the term "fight or flight". Otherwise known as the startle pattern, it's when your whole system goes into preparation for a life threatening event. What is lesser known are the internal ramifications of such a bodily response. Let's look at the internals which just might help explain some of your health ailments and then Continue reading ...

Posture Pitfall For Children

A client of mine told me this week that since beginning Prep schooling (5 years old), her daughter's posture has deteriorated. "Why do you think this is?" she asks me. My heart starts to ache. I think of the thousands of children who prior to being schooled like sheep exist in a pristine movement environment. Their physical structure is supported by Continue reading ...