Please feel free to contact our office to schedule a back-pack check with one of our doctors. They will make sure your backpack is the proper size and fit for your child.
What to bring:
Please bring your child and his/her backpack with its contents.
According to the Association of New Jersey Chirpractors (ANJC),"It is estimated that at least half of all childrens' backpacks are too heavy."
Carrying a backpack that is too heavy can cause:
- Back pain
- Posture problems
Factors that can harm a child's health:
- The tightness of the straps
- The distribution of objects within the backpack
- The ratio of the weight of the backpack to the child's weight
- How the backpack is worn
- And the way the backpack is put on...all effect your child's health