Choosing the Right Backpa...

Choosing the Right Backpack

August 12, 2014yarravalleyadmin

As experts on posture, we know the affect spinal alignment can have on your health and development. Wearing a backpack incorrectly can cause problems for your child today and in the future.

That’s why we’re here. Let us help you find the best backpack for your child to ensure they’re setup for success at school and in life.

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Make the right choice. When choosing a backpack, make sure it has a padded back, two wide and padded shoulder straps and a waist strap if possible.

Wear it and load it properly. Be sure your child is using both shoulder straps when carrying their backpack. Carrying the backpack on one shoulder may look “cool” but can lead to spinal imbalance. Keep the contents of the backpack under 10% of your child’s body weight. Remember to fit it tight so it stays close to your body and does not hang more than 4″ below the waist.

Visit Us. Visits to the chiropractor help ensure your child’s spine is healthy and growing, as it should. If you have questions about the fit of your child’s backpack, stop in and see us. We’d be happy to evaluate the style and fit.

We want to see your entire family grow up healthy and strong, so let us know how we can help!

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