Here is a link for a printable flier with all the facts about backpacks and what you should know put together by Dr. Chipley, Dr. McMillen and Chipley Chiropractic:
Here is a link for an official policy statement from the American Chiropractic Association indicating overloading backpacks leads to chronic back pain in our youth:
The bottom line is that we are here to help you.
- Backpacks should never weigh more than 10% of a child's weight.
- Backpacks should be worn with 2 straps for any extended distance or with any weight over 5% of your child's weight.
- Backpacks should not be too large for the child.
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