As the 2015 school year begins, many parents and guardians will be purchasing new school uniforms, back packs, shoes and stationary for the year ahead. These new tools that encourage learning development and intellectual growth can also contribute to postural changes that have long term effects on spinal development.
School backpacks play a heavy role in every student’s life and spinal development. Whether it’s walking to school, packing your laptop and textbooks in for the dash to next class, or the repetitive lifting of the bag on and off their young backs.
The Lifestyle and Sports Physiotherapy team has recognized the potential for pain and poor posture from back pack use. To help prevent its effect we have put together some helpful tips to help parents and guardians look after the spinal development of their children.
For more information, download our Lifestyle and Sports Physiotherapy School Backpack brochure below to help your children have a safe and healthy start the school year.