HealthSource Chiropractic - Backpack Safety
Being a child has enough challenges without adding poor posture and potential aches and pain to the list. At HealthSource, we take back pack safety seriously as part of our total Wellness approach to an active lifestyle.
We encourage you to bring in your children with their backpacks loaded for a normal day of school. Your HealthSource Chiropractor will take a look and see if it is a safe weight and design. If the backpack is too heavy, then your child will lean forward to compensate, which may lead to shoulder, neck, and back pain.
They will also consult with your child on the proper wearing of the backpack. Most children sling their backpack over one shoulder because it looks “cool!” However, they don’t realize they are compensating for the weight on one side by leaning and that may cause lower and upper back pain and put strain on their shoulders and neck.
So please make an appointment for your children with your HealthSource Chiropractor. This is a no cost community service that we provide to all kids.