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BACK PACK SAFETY

BACK PACK SAFETY

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BACK PACK SAFETY

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  1. BACK PACK SAFETY

  2. Muscles Ligaments Bones Nerves Soft Tissue Support Movement Communication Your Back

  3. Back Motion • A symphony playing beautiful music • A tug of war holding you together • A suspension bridge

  4. Back Failure • Bad Posture • Bad Movement • Unbalanced Load • Incorrect Support • Too heavy a load

  5. Back Pack Anatomy • Good Straps that are adjustable • Lumbar support • Weight load over hips not on shoulders • Weight held tight in pack • “Customizable”

  6. Back Pack Support • Support the spine • Distributes the weight • Reduces leverage on spinal joints

  7. Back Pack LOADING • No more than 15% of total body weight for girls to 20% with boys • Heaviest weight (largest books) closest to the back • Cinch straps to prevent shifting of weight

  8. Improper Wearing • Use both straps • Kids get spinal problems that can effect them later in life

  9. Spinal Problems • Bad use of back packs lead to: • Spinal problems • Weakened knee, hip and ankle joints • Early degeneration • Become more prone to injuries

  10. The Answer • A proper pack for your back

  11. Fitting • Balanced posture • Balanced spine • Start with selecting the right pack • Check the right size

  12. Packing • Pack the largest and heaviest items closest to your spine • Cinch down straps to compress the load

  13. Lifting • Lift the pack to your back by bending knees first • Ask for help • Use both straps • Cinch the shoulder and waist belts comfortably

  14. Healthy Spine • Thank your chiropractor for taking care of you and your back • Stay on a regular spinal adjustment plan for your spinal health

  15. Healthy School Year • Now go on and have a healthy school year! • We can recommend the right back packs for every child's body. • Come see us to get the right fit and to have your spine checked!

  16. BACK PACK SAFETY