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Keep your child's back healthy for years to come by teaching proper backpack safety.

It's easy to load a backpack full of heavy books, lunches, and more. But a load that's too heavy can cause serious back issues for yourself or your child.


A backpack should never weigh more than 15% of the carrier's body weight. Avoid over packing or choose lighter versions of the items you'll carry if possible.



Pack your backpack correctly

To correctly pick up your backpack, place it directly in front of you, bend your knees, lift with your legs, and pull the strap over one shoulder then the other.


Always wear a backpack using both shoulder straps to balance the load. Adjust your backpack so it fits comfortably -- not too tight and not too loose.



Wear your backpack correctly

Get a backpack that is the right size for your or your child's frame to ensure even weight distribution. Look for age-based sizes on tags, and avoid packs that look too small or large.

Choose the right backpack for your or your child's size

Backpacks are a harmless staple in everyone's life at one point or another, but did you know that backpacks are one of the top 3 causes of scoliosis? Prevent yourself or your child from being affected by understanding and practicing backpack safety with these tips from Peavy Chiropractic Clinic.

Reduce back injury

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