Choosing the correct size backpack is the most important step to safe backpack use.
Tip…Bring a friend to help you measure your backpack properly.
The maximum weight of the loaded backpack should not exceed 15% of your body weight, so pack only what is needed.
Tip…If the backpack forces the wearer to bend forward to carry, it’s overloaded.
Face the pack; Bend at the knees; Use both hands and check weight of the pack; Lift with the legs; Apply one shoulder strap then the other
Tip…Do not sling the backpack onto one shoulder
Use both shoulder straps—keep them snug, but not too tight.
Tip…When the backpack has a waist strap, use it.
|Dr. David H. Mruz
Eastside Chiropractic PA
3014 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Taylors, SC 29687