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Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance talks back safety at Norwell High
"We've all seen those comical pictures of students carrying backpacks that look as though they outweigh them but there's nothing funny about the damage a too heavy backpack can do to a child's spine," said Edelman.
The presentation addressed the long-term effects of carrying overweight or unevenly distributed back packs, which include strained neck/shoulders;
Basic tips to alleviate backpack pressure were offered, such as keeping the weight of the backpack to not more than 15% of the students' bodyweight; having the heaviest books closest to the body and the lightest further away; and purchasing a backpack with additional support straps to help evenly distribute weight.
About Peak Physical Therapy and Sports Performance
Located in Norwell, Scituate, Quincy, and Hanover, Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance offers specialized programs tailored to their patients' needs. They offer spinal and sports injury programs, and have also developed specialized programs that address post-surgical rehabilitation, vestibular disorders, fall prevention, post-concussion syndrome, pediatrics, TMJ disorders, women's health issues, aquatic therapy and more. These specialized programs combined with their state-of-the-