Are your children ready for heavy backpacks?

school back bag

School is in full swing which means our kids will be coming home with full backpacks for the next several months.  Believe it or not, there is a proper and healthy way for our children (and ourselves) to wear backpacks.

According to a study published in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, nearly 36% of children who use backpacks experience back pain. 34% of children with back pain limit their activities as a result, and 14% are taking medication for the pain.

The video I’ve linked below is a great way to see how to adjust backpacks so they are worn safely.

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