Back Pack Advice For School Children
To help prevent the needless pain that backpack misuse could cause the students in your household, here are some tips:
- Make sure your child’s backpack weighs no more than 10 percent of his or her body weight.
- The backpack should never hang more than four inches below the waistline.
- A backpack with individualized compartments helps in positioning the contents most effectively.
- Make sure that pointy or bulky objects are packed away from the area that will rest on your child’s back.
- Urge your child to wear both shoulder straps.
- The shoulder straps should be adjustable so the backpack fits to your child’s body.
- If the backpack is still too heavy, talk to your child’s teacher.
This information was recommended by the American Chiropractic Association, and is credited from the article featured in the Toledo Free Press as listed here: http://www.chiropracticresearch.org/search-result.php?aid=1620.
If you have any doubt about your child, or if they current have poor posture or back pain, please call us at Gentle Care Chiropractic Norwest, where Dr Bryan Hornby, Chiropractor will be able to provide a postural and structural assessment – please call 02 9672 6892.
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