Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance talks back safety at Norwell High

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NORWELL, Mass. - June 21, 2018 - PRLog -- Eric Edelman, PT and owner of Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance, a South Shore practice specializing in unique programs that provide comprehensive treatment in orthopedic, spine and sports medicine specialties, provided education on the long-term effects of carrying a heavy backpack during a recent presentation at Norwell High School.

"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; damage to the spine; strain on joints; and the potential to develop scoliosis.

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-art facilities allow them to meet the unique needs of their patients and achieve the fastest results. For additional information, please call 781-347-4686 or visit
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