Does anyone else struggle with a bad back which is aggravated by teaching? I'm still a relative young un & been teaching a number of years now but my back has just got worse over the years. I think I have a curved spine anyway which doesn't help. I really noticed going back to work today that I'm back to the sore aching muscles at the end of the day, whereas last week was bliss! If you do struggle, what do you do to help it? I go a chiropractor regularly, do yoga once a week, try to use a kneeler pad in class when working with the children to save bending over desks etc. I think that even without the little chairs ( I'm quite tall) the bending down to their level & pure physicality of it makes me ache. What I do find hard is that as I work in year 2 I have to sit at their chairs to work/mark as I don't have an adult desk & chair & an adult chair won't fit under their tables so I do ache after marking- I have tried shoving my kneeler behind my back against the chair to act as a sort of cushion which was ok ish. When I teach on the carpet I teach from a bigger/adult size plastic chair as the squishy comfortable style infant teacher chairs most teachers have at my school were making my back worse as I ended up sitting on the edge of the seat as otherwise I was sat too far back, if you know what I mean. If you teach Y2 do you have a desk & chair or do you work at their tables? Any suggestions on how to save/ improve a wonky back at work would be greatly received and do share what's worked for you. Thanks!