First Day of School – Back Packs

Today – marks the first day of Kindergarten for my son. He’s been looking forward to going to the “big school” and now that day has finally arrived. I and like most parents, have not been looking forward to this day – as it reminds us of days and milestones being passed….

As I was watching my son get on the school bus today, I couldn’t help but notice the amount of children that had large backpacks, loaded to the gills, pulling them backwards, and thus altering their posture and gaits.

Check out this page on KnowYourBack.Org – brought to you by the North American Spine Society

Back Pack Safety

Have a Safe School Year!!

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