The Danish Chiropractors’ Association (Dansk Kiropraktor Forening) are celebrating World Spine Day Sunday 16th October 2016 (and the 19th and 21st October as well) with their event called “Spine Professor” or “Spine Pro” – in Danish “RygFessor”.
The event is carried out by students from the Danish chiropractic program (clinical biomechanics) at University of Southern Denmark. The students educate children (and the adults/parents the bring with them) in spinal health in central streets of large cities of Denmark. On 16th October 2016 it’s in Odense.
The children have to go through 4 stations with 4 different assignments, where they use their hands, senses, minds and bodies to learn how to prevent back pain and keep the back healthy.
- At station 1 they have to use their senses and explore a real knee joint (from a pig) – but they are engaged in seeing and touching bones, joints and muscles and are told that the spine and backs is built by the same.
- At station 2 they have to use their minds and answer 4 questions about the number of vertebraes in the spine, if it’s good for the spine/back to move or to sit still a lot, what cartilage is and what it actually is that make pain, if your back hurts.
- At station 3 they have to use their hands and collect a skeleton of a man (a big jigsaw puzzle).
- At station 4 they have to use their body to make 4 Straighten Up-exercises.
When they have fulfilled the 4 stations they get a t-shirt and a diploma-poster with their name on it – and their parents/adults get a folder about why we celebrate World Spine Day and why it’s important to teach children about spinal health, and it engage them in taking part in this by engaging a everyday life with a lot of movement.
This is the website for the event: www.danskkiropraktorforening.dk/rygfessor , #rygfessor at Instagram.
The English version of this page is eagerly awaited.