Improper backpack use can contribute to injury, especially to children with young, growing muscles and joints.
Children may experience any or all of these symptoms from improper use of a backpack:
- Shoulder pain
- Hip, knee, or ankle pain
- Back or neck pain
- Red marks on the shoulders
- Numbness and tingling in the arms
Backpack Maximum Weight Chart
(According to the American Physical Therapy Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the American Chiropractic Association)
Weight of a Child (lbs.)
Maximum Weight of the Backpack (lbs.)
*No one should carry more than 25 lbs. in a backpack.
Posted on: October 24, 2012 | FVPT In The News