Our recent article published in SuperPARENTS in Chinese with our Osteopath, Elaine Ward.
The new school year is all of a sudden upon us and with it comes the inevitable packing of even more books into your child’s backpack. As they get older the textbooks get fatter and it is important to ensure that they have an appropriate bag for their needs. Poorly fitted or badly packed school bags can lead to spinal injuries which may continue into adulthood.
Here are some tips to help decrease the load on your child’s spine:
1. Choose a good backpack and ensure it is the correct size
Some of the following features should be considered when selecting your childs backpack
2. Fit the backpack correctly
3. Pack the backpack properly and teach your child how to pack it properly
Image Credit: Backpack fashion by Jens Rost. Used under a creative commons license.