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Ask a PT: How to Properly Fit a Backpack

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As students have returned to school this semester, either learning onsite at school, learning remote at home, or in some form of a hybrid model, several changes must be made. Some of these include early wakeup, a longer commute, more formal dress code, and the return of carrying books and supplies in a backpack. While some of these changes may be difficult to adjust to, the least difficult, wearing a backpack, can occasionally be the most painful. Luckily, many schools are seeing an increased trend toward online books and tablets to minimize the carrying of heavy textbooks and supplies. If your child does have to wear a backpack, here are some helpful tips for backpack fit and wear.

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Backpacks and Back Pain

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

It’s back-to-school season. Parents and kids will be shopping for school supplies and one item on many lists will be a new backpack. Before heading back to school, parents and kids should know there are recommended and not recommended ways to wear and use a backpack. Improperly fit backpacks or backpacks that are too heavy can lead to poor posture. Poor posture can be a cause of low back or neck pain.

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Tips on How to Select and Wear a Backpack

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

It’s time to think about back to school! An item that is on many back to school shopping lists is a new backpack. But did you know that there should be many considerations besides the color or design on the backpack?

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Back to School Safety Guide

Posted on by Athletico

After enjoying months of summer fun, heading back to school can be a difficult transition for kids, whether it’s through an e-learning format or back to the classroom.

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4 Backpack Safety Tips

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September means back to school for most students, but it shouldn’t mean musculoskeletal pain or soreness from a heavy backpack.

Since National Backpack Safety Awareness Day falls in September every year, we are highlighting some backpack safety tips and posture exercises for students. Learn more by checking out the four tips below:

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