Xàbia Town Council introduces in the local schools the postural education project “Pon un fisio en tu cole” (Put a physio in your school).

The Xàbia Department of Education, in collaboration with the clinic Karoon FisioXàbia, has begun to implement in the schools of the municipality a pioneering health project for the Marina Alta, known as “Put a physio in your school. ”
The Councilor responsible, Montse Villaverde, explained that it has been noticed that a large number of schoolchildren suffer during their childhood with problems related to their backs, mainly due to the hours they spend sitting, the weight of their satchels and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle.
With a view to alleviating the problems, this postural education project begins with the involvement of both the teachers and the students. The project has begun by training and creating awareness among the teachers through workshops and now the training is moving to the classroom, where a physiotherapist will teach children to know their bodies, be aware of postural bad habits and what are the healthiest postures.
It will also provide them with guidelines for inclusion in the class routines, for example, to take time to become aware of how they are sitting, and then do some exercises or stretches to relieve their backs.
The Councillor stated that, as of next month, these workshops will be organised in the afternoon within the complementary activities to the continuous school day, and one afternoon per week each school will have at their disposal a physiotherapist who can advise and try to solve any doubts and the ailments of children, parents and other staff of the school.
With this project, adds Villaverde, in addition to introducing a physiotherapist in the schools, the work will aid health, since it is expected to avoid mild ailments which could lead to more important issues.

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