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Healthy Back To School Tips

August 24, 2016

  Heading back to school is always an exciting time for students. It’s a new year for them to start fresh and begin new things. Parents want their students to be prepared for all the new adventures they might face. Whether they are starting a new classroom, a new after-school activity, or just continuing working […]

Backpacks and Back Pain

August 27, 2014

August 2014 – As we send our children out the door for school, make sure their backpacks are the right fit. Otherwise, they may suffer back pain at an early age.

Dr. James L. West, spine specialist, recommends that students not carry more than 10 to 20 percent of their body weight on their backs daily. The best option is a rolling backpack, but that’s not always a trendy option for teenagers.

A few other adjustments, according to Dr. West, can also make the pack more comfortable: