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Back to School - how to choose a well-fitting backpack?

Thursday September 7, 2017 at 4:53pm
Back to School

For many of us it was back to school last week. We thought it would be a good idea to share this with you to help to look after your children’s back and posture.  

  1. Choose a correct size backpack; it should not be wider or longer than your child's torso, and not hanging more than 10 cm below your kid's waist.
  2. Choose a backpack with two straps – and make sure your child carries it on both shoulders. This way the weight is distributed evenly.
  3. Tighten the straps so that the pack is close to the body.
  4. The straps, and ideally the back of the backpack, should be padded for the comfort.
  5. Children should carry only 15% of their bodyweight in a backpack – if you are worried try to think ways to reduce the load and if anything can be left in school.
  6. Keep observing. If you notice any problems, marks or postural changes talk to a specialist.

We are happy to help with your enquiry, contact us and our team will assist you.

Below you can find our previous blogs about posture and back pain

Teenage back pain is on the rise

Seven everyday things that can be causing back pain

Back pain through the ages 

» Categories: Back Pain, Posture


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