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

Norwell High School Back Safety Program
Norwell High School Back Safety Program
Spread the Word
Listed Under

South Shore physical therapy
MA physical therapy
MA sports performance


Norwell - Massachusetts - US

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
Source:Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance
Email:*** Email Verified
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse
PR First PRs
Trending News
Most Viewed
Top Daily News

Like PRLog?
Click to Share