"The Future Ready program that Joanne has run in our school has been really beneficial for students, their families and teachers. The clear messages reminding us all to think about our posture when we are carrying things such as a backpack, using a digital device, or even sitting and standing, have been fun and memorable. Joanne has an easy to deliver program that doesn't add to a busy teacher's day, yet the messages are able to be reinforced."
Sue Cattell – Principle Milford School
“All children need to learn the essential life skills of movement and posture. That’s why, as a parent, I’m relieved they are taught in an engaging and practical way by an experienced physiotherapist, Joanne, and Dylan the Dinosaur. I believe their program is a great early intervention to reduce many physical well-being problems in the future.”
Dr Sarah Bell-Booth - Parent
“As a teacher, I have been aware of the changing posture of students in my care for some time. With time spent working at desks in a classroom setting, coupled with the growing amount of time students spend on devices at home, children’s backs appear more curved with shoulders more rounded as students focus on the activities in their laps.
Dylan the dinosaur has been the perfect catalyst to have discussions around the importance of posture and exercise and the children are now more aware of the way that they are sitting and moving. Since the program started, we are working together to develop new habits and are taking regular breaks where we get up and move more frequently.
I highly recommend this resource for both the schools and homes.”
Melanie Dixon - Primary Teacher