Condition of the month
Back to School
Always avoid bags or backpacks with one shoulder strap.
Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back. Even better: pick up a rolling backpack, if your school allows them.
Pack Light. The backpack should never weigh more than 10 to 15% of your child's body weight.
Remind your child to make frequent stops at their locker, if they have one, to drop off books that they don't need for their next class.
Organize the backpack to use all its compartments. Pack heavier items close to the center of the back.
The backpack should never hang more than four inches below the waistline. A backpack that hangs too low increases the weight of the shoulders, causing your child to lean forward when walking. It should not cover more than three-quarters of the length of your child's back.
If you're unsure if your child's backpack could potentially cause problems, visit the chiropractor for a consultation.
"Poor posture influences our nervous system significantly, adversely affecting our well-being, overall mood and ability to concentrate or work."
Keep your kids healthy throughout the school year with frequent chiropractic adjustments!