The Healthy Way To Wear A Backpack

Kids wearing heavy backpacks on one shoulder will end up with aches and painsFor most kids, picking out a new backpack is more about the fashion statement than functionality. When it comes to backpack strategy…most kids throe the pack over one shoulder, jam it full of books and never even know that there is a right and wrong way to wear it!

Most of the time parents and their children are in a mad hurry to get packed up and ready to go in the morning. But, it’s important for parents and even high school and college students to be aware of how to properly pack and wear a backpack. Just be sure to choose a pack that is the right size for you or your child!

Symptoms of Wearing Too Heavy of a Backpack

  • Pain in the back, shoulders, neck and hands
  • Strained and weakened muscles
  • Tingling and pain in the arms
  • Poor posture & curved spine
Follow The American Occupational Therapy Association’s simple strategy for parents and students,
Pack it Light, Wear it Right. 

Here’s a helpful visual that will keep your children’s nervous systems on the right track, help them to have better posture and avoid aches and pains.

We are available to check your child’s backpack…just call the office at 770-451-9494!

The Healthy Way To Wear A Backpack