By the end of their teen years, 50% of children have experienced at least one episode of low back pain with 15% of those experiencing frequent or continual pain. (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2003; 26:1-8). New research indicates that this increase may be due, in part, to the improper use of backpacks. Watch your children struggle to walk while they carry a backpack and you will realize the potential danger of this commonplace activity.
South Florida Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, Inc. is excited to offer a complimentary Backpack Safety program to help your child avoid damaging and chronic injuries due to backpack trauma. Offered by 100 Year Lifestyle Affiliate Offices nationwide, it is designed to give teachers, students and parents relevant information concerning backpack safety.
This educational, fun and important presentation will take 20-30 minutes and provides practical, preventative ways to avoid many unnecessary injuries that can lead to life long health problems.
If you are interested in this program or would like to know more please call us at (305)271-7447. We want your children to have a great school year and a healthy life.