BackTpack Improves Balance on Uneven and Icy Surfaces
I received my BackTpack by mail yesterday. I loaded it with library books this morning and took off over very uneven, icy trails across about 10 blocks of parkland to my local library. Balance is superb. It is great to be able to load and unload without removing the harness and bags. It will be… amazing at the farmer’s market. This is, perhaps, the best idea in packs in many decades. Great idea, well executed. My grandchildren will be getting BackTpacks for school use, as they need them, over the next few years. Read more “BackTpack Improves Balance on Uneven and Icy Surfaces”
Physical therapist’s son “pain-free instantly”
My son was having difficulty managing his backpack, and started complaining of back and shoulder pain after school. We tried the BackTpack and he felt pain-free instantly. He reports that the BackTpack “doesn’t hurt” and its design allows him to automatically turn on his posture muscles and stand straighter when he is waiting for the… bus and transitioning between classes. He can carry his school binder, a cellphone, lunch and a few books without any difficulty. It’s lasted over a year in middle school with no signs of excessive wear and tear. It’s been a great investment in both wellness and durability. Read more “Physical therapist’s son “pain-free instantly””
Lane Community College, Eugene, OR
BackTpack for Bulged Disks, Arthritis, and Fibromyalgia
I have used a BackTpack everyday for several years now. It’s worn out now and I’ve just ordered a new one. I had two bulged disks and arthritis in my spine AND fibromyalgia (and serious hand issues so I can’t use a rolling backpack); the BackTpack has been a big factor in allowing me the… mobility to deal with graduate school. I’m now in the process of getting a PhD in musicology (music history and literature). Carrying large format books and musical scores around a large campus is a daily part of life. With a conventional backpack, my arms and hands would go numb from my thoracic outlets being squeezed, and my back would be in incredible pain. I have absolutely no problems with the BackTpack. Thanks for such an innovative product! Read more “BackTpack for Bulged Disks, Arthritis, and Fibromyalgia”
WOU Dance Professor Endorses BackTpack for Dancers Posture and Own Children’s Safety
Dancers are notorious for carrying around bulky dance bags slung over one shoulder causing them to lean to one side. Students often load up their traditional backpacks to such an extent that they must lean forward in order to counterbalance the heavy load of books on their backs. Both of these situations cause poor alignment… of the spine and can lead to chronic neck and back pain. The design of the BackTpack is the ideal solution to both of these problems because it allows the wearer to balance the load evenly between both sides of the body, which promotes proper vertical alignment of the spine.EnE On a personal note, my children ride their bikes to school and they have found that it is more difficult to balance with traditional backpacks, which place the load high upon the back. They prefer their BackTpacks because the load has a lower center of gravity and is balanced from side to side making bike riding much safer and more stable. What parent wouldn’t want that? Read more “WOU Dance Professor Endorses BackTpack for Dancers Posture and Own Children’s Safety”
Back Pain Relief After Multiple Car Accidents… Recommendation to PT and Chiropractors
I was rear ended right before finals week one term and was forced to use a small rolling luggage carrier for nearly two weeks as I couldn’t carry my books on my back with a regular backpack due to whiplash in my lumbar and cervical spine. Apart from the excruciating pain that caused for the… first several days, it would have really interfered with my healing. Before the next term started, I ordered a BackTpack to be my new solution. In the first three weeks of the term, I had no significant pain that I could link directly to carrying my thirty pounds of books. Then I was rear ended again (I know…). After the second accident, wearing a traditional backpack is simply out of the question. With BackTpack, even after the second accident I’ve had none of the back pain I had come to expect from having thirty+ pounds of books on my back. I’ve even recommended BackTpack to my chiropractor–honestly, these packs should be in every physical therapy or chiropractic clinic in the world so that patients like me can learn about them and acquire them easily. Read more “Back Pain Relief After Multiple Car Accidents… Recommendation to PT and Chiropractors”
BackTpack Helps Student’s Back, Neck and Shoulders after Accident
Over the past 4 years I was in a couple of car accidents in which I was rear ended while at a full stop. Because of this, I have major issues with my neck and lower back. As a result, I haven’t been able to handle any type of bag that I try to carry.… I’m a college student and I sometimes have 40lbs worth of books to lug all day long. Shoulder bags hurt my neck and lower back, and roller bags mess with my shoulders and my gait. This past December I did some research to find an ergonomic bag for school, and I found the BackTpack. This bag is excellent! When I carry this bag I can barely even feel the weight. I have less issues with my neck and shoulders wearing this bag because of the way the straps sit farther away from my neck. There is no pain in my lower back, at all, while wearing the BackTpack, and the big plus is that I can sit in it without removing it. Although, when I do need to remove it, I can just quick fold the bag briefcase style and carry it like a suitcase. This bag has been a lifesaver for me. I thoroughly recommend it if you have back issues, if you plan to travel, or even just for light groceries. This design really makes sense. Thanks people of BackTpack! Read more “BackTpack Helps Student’s Back, Neck and Shoulders after Accident”
BackTpack Helps Blind Mom/Student and Family
I love BackTpack so much! I have had my first one for six years, and after all the abuse it has taken, it was time to buy a new one. I ordered it last week, and it came very quickly. My husband and oldest son also own BackTpacks and they have been great as we… all have trudged to and from school. My best friend also bought one a few years ago. I tell everyone I meet about this wonderful carrying system. I am blind and have a mobility impairment, and the BackTpack has made it very easy for me to carry my computer, water bottle, and everything else, and use my white cane effectively. The BackTpack has made it so much easier for me to be a busy student and mom. Thank you! Read more “BackTpack Helps Blind Mom/Student and Family”
BackTpack Worked “Wonders” for Posture and Back Pain
My daughter has been having back problems for several years from carrying her standard backpack to school. Her pain had escalated to the point that we were making weekly visits to the chiropractor and she was taking nightly pain medication so she could sleep. I found the BackTpack and decided to try it. It works… wonders. Her posture has straightened since she no longer has to bend forward in order to balance the weight and her pain disappeared within the first week. She did have some muscle soreness from adjusting to the new pack, but that disappeared within a couple of days. She likes having her things at her side instead of on her back and the pack is easy to get on and off. She just grabs the briefcase handles to sling the BackTpack around. Although the price of the BackTpack is more than a standard backpack it is well worth it. I would highly recommend the BackTpack for anyone, back problems or not.Read more “BackTpack Worked “Wonders” for Posture and Back Pain”
A Help for Scoliosis
I suffer from mild scoliosis, and years of wearing conventional backpacks and shoulder/tote bags continued to move my body in this ill direction. The BackTpack is groundbreaking because it doesn’t cause alignment problems to worsen like an average bag would. It frees your shoulders, neck, and spine in a way no other bag can!
What a Difference with BackTpack!
After I had been wearing my BackTpack for several months, I tried on my old conventional backpack to see if I’d feel a difference…and did I ever! I never realized how uncomfortable a regular backpack is until I had the BackTpack.