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.