It seems like the summer has just flown by and now we are officially into the autumn season. With October less than a week away I thought I would take the time to remind you that next month is Chiropractic Awareness Month. This is a great time to learn more about the profession and the limitless ways in which Chiropractic can improve your health and well being. Chiropractors are so much more than back pain doctors, if you have an ache or pain or simply want to give your nervous system a boost chances are that chiropractic can help. So next month check out some of my old posts and look for some of my new ones about what's current in the chiropractic world. Better yet stop by my office and find out what this wonderful profession can offer you. If you have an questions or comments be sure to contact me!
Here are some great tips for picking out and wearing your new backpack:
Step 1: Choose Right.
Choosing the right size backpack is the most important step to safe backpack use.
Tip: Bring a friend to help you measure your backpack properly.
Step 2: Pack Right.
The maximum weight of the loaded backpack should not exceed 15 % of your body weight, so pack only what is needed. Ie: If you weight 100 pounds, then your backpack should not exceed 15 pounds of weight.
Use this formula: Your weight (lb) x .15 = Maximum backpack weight allowed
Tip: If the backpack forces the wearer to move forward to carry, it's overloaded.
Step 3: Lift Right.
Face the Pack -Bend at the Knees - Use both hands and check the weight of the pack.
- Lift with the legs - Apply one shoulder strap and then the other.
Tip: Don't sling the backpack onto one shoulder.
Step 4: Wear Right.
Use both shoulder straps - snug, but not too tight.
Tip: When the backpack has a waist strap - use it.
Remember that we do backpack safety checks on all our patients for free.
More info can be found at http://www.backpacksafe.com/
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