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6 Tips for The Optimal Back to School Backpack

By January 17, 2023January 24th, 2023Health News

The new school year is a great time to educate our kids about healthy habits for their spine. By encouraging them to follow some simple tips, you may help prevent poor posture and long-term spinal health issues. 

1: Ensure that both straps of the backpack are padded and always worn.

2: The backpack should be no wider than your child’s chest.

3: The backpack should not be worn any lower than the hollow of the lower back.

4: Pack only essential items, ensuring the backpack is no more than 10% of your child’s weight. 

5. Pack all heavy items closest to the spine.

6: All zippers and straps should be done up; this will help distribute weight evenly.

If you are concerned about your child’s spine or any other back to school related activities, you can book an appointment with us by calling 9889 7889.