Heavy Academic Load
25th April 2010
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Heavy Academic Load

If your child is like many, he or she is carrying a heavy load of books! So consider these safety suggestions:

  1. Make sure the backpack is sturdy and appropriately sized.
  2. Select backpacks with stabilizing waist straps.
  3. The maximum weight of loaded backpacks should not exceed 15% of the child's body weight.
  4. Use both shoulder straps. Carrying the backpack on one shoulder may look 'cool' but can lead to spinal imbalance.

Consult our practice for regular Chiropractic checkups. We're experts at detecting and reducing spinal problems in children.

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