Avoiding Back to School Backaches
Be size wise. Always ensure the backpack is properly sized, no wider than your kid’s chest. Backpacks should weigh no more than ten per cent of a kid’s weight when full of stuff. Remind your kids to store some of the heavier items in their school locker to keep the weight in check.
Strap it right. Remember that both shoulder straps should always be worn. And don’t forget to secure the sternum, waist and compression straps.
Pause for posture. Be sure to talk to your kid about the relationship between backpacks and posture. Anyone who is taught about the importance of ergonomics early in life will be happier and healthier that much longer (trust me).
Here’s to an awesome school year ahead.
We all heal together.