School Backpacks and COVID

It is exciting to get back to school, but not with back pain from increased backpack use. Classrooms are being modified for students and teachers to return safely to school during the COVID pandemic.  Many of these adjustments require increased use of backpacks. COVID modifications in school environments increase backpack use The hybrid system of […]

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BackTpack an Orthopaedically-healthy Solution to School Backpack Issues: The Full Scoop

WHAT BackTpack® is an evidence-based, axial-loading carrying system designed by a physical therapist as an orthopaedically-healthy solution to school backpack issues such as student pain and poor posture. WHY Common school backpacks, with their off-axis design, create postural distortion which affects all movement and increases the load’s force on the body. Prolonged daily use of […]

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Force vectors BackTpack vs conventional backpack

The myth of “backpack safety”

Backpacks are off-axis loading systems. There is no way to safely carry weight in a backpack, no matter how light the load, because it disrupts our body mechanics by design. Even an empty backpack can distort posture, which may lead to fatigue and pain. Why ergonomic backpacks fail When posture is distorted, our joint and […]

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