5 Reasons To Adjust Your Kids Backpack

By September 1, 2016 January 17th, 2018 ADHD, Benefits of Chiropractic

5 Reasons To Adjust Your Kids Backpack

Kids going back to school is just upon us.  Usually, the top concerns are associated with new clothes, coloring pencils, books, and other school accessories.  The backpack typically gets put on the back-burner and is either a pass-down from an older child or is from the previous year.  A lot of growth can occur within a year and the backpack is something that can hinder development.  Top 5 reasons to “adjust” your kids backpack.

Shoulder Straps

Backpacks come with two shoulder straps because… you have two shoulders!  So, utilize both shoulder straps to distribute the weight of the pack over a greater surface area.  If waist straps are available you can distribute the weight even more by incorporating the torso.

Packing Order

With all of the books, papers, and other supplies that are utilized in the backpack make sure you are placing things accordingly.  The heaviest books need to be located in the back of the backpack closest to the shoulder blade region.

Choosing The Right One

When choosing which pack is right for your kids, make sure to try it on.  You don’t want the pack to hang past their buttocks, if it does this has a tendency to incorporate negative curvatures withing the spinal column.

Weigh It

Want to see how much their pack really weighs?  Do it!  Put all of their supplies, books, papers and all other materials in the pack and weigh it.  The pack should not be more than 10% of their body weight.  If you need to take unnecessary items out to save them from the stress.

Get Adjusted

Pack’s have a tendency to cause harm if used inappropriately.  Follow some basic fundamentals when using them and no problems will arise.  Regardless of the situation though you should always still have your kids under regular chiropractic care to make sure they are functioning at their optimal potential.  Make sure the spine is free of subluxations and allowing for future development.