Backpack Safety

“Are You and Your Kids Following These Backpack Safety Guidelines?”

Backpack Safety Burlington
Now that the kids are back in school, I would like to take this opportunity to review some tips regarding backpack safety for your children.

The most important thing is to make sure the backpack does not exceed 15% of your child’s body weight.

If your child weighs 100 lbs for example, then the backpack and its contents should not weigh more than 15 lbs.

It is also important to load the heavier items first (eg. laptop, text books) so they rest directly against your child’s back.

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This will make the backpack easier for them to carry.

Please be sure to choose a backpack that has adequate padding on the shoulder straps and down the middle where it rests against your child’s spine.

Wearing it correctly is also very important.

Slinging it over one shoulder or wearing it too low down will only result in bad posture and spinal pain including headaches, shoulder pain, neck pain and even lower back pain.

It should be centered between the top of the shoulders and the waist and secured firmly in the front with the waist strap.

Packing it light and wearing it right is the key to backpack safety for all children.

If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your children may have, please give us a call.

Remember that consultations are always free of charge and family appointments are always available.

Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email us by clicking on the link on our home page.

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Dr. Brad’s Credentials
- Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto
- Doctor of Chiropractic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
- Certified Personal Training Specialist, canfitpro
Certified Posture Expert, American Posture Institute

Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor and is founder and owner of Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.

He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1986.

He is also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute. He is currently taking a course in Postural Neurology.

Life Chiropractic Centre is a family chiropractic and postural correction facility.
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