Back to School: Backpack Safety
Fri, 09/02/2011 - 1:20pm | Alicia Shoup
Backpacks have become a must have for back to school. Students use their backpacks to carry an overabundance of books, papers, smart phones, video games, sports equipment and more. With so many different designs on the market, choosing the right backpack sometimes becomes a challenge, but it’s an important decision. A properly fitted backpack can prevent the development of aches and pains in the future.
Consider these backpack safety tips:
If you still need help, a physical therapist can help choose the correct backpack and also fit it to specific body types and sizes. Additionally, a physical therapist can help to improve posture problems, correct muscle imbalances and treat pain that can result from ill-fitting and improperly used backpacks.