Our kids’ backpacks — friend or foe?
InsideHalton.com (Opinion piece submitted by Dr. Maher Obeid, chiropractor and OCA member)
But for our little ones bundled in heavy and oversized backpacks, the start of the school season can leave them bearing quite a burden. Pens, pencils, notebooks, indoor shoes and lunch — not to mention tablets and books — jammed in an ill-fitted pack can create muscle aches and pains, especially for young children carrying around bags twice their size. Carrying excessive weight can cause wear-and-tear on their little lower backs, joints and muscles. Often times these body parts overcompensate, which can cause stiffness, a loss in range of motion and pain over time.September 21, 2022