Rehabilitation Innovations, Inc.


Successfully completed on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Over 100 students, parents, and educators were provided information about the effects of a too heavy back pack.  We plan to offer this on an annual basis, so be sure to check back next year for further information.


Experienced therapists will conduct a weigh-in and provide information about how to avoid repetitive strain injuries related to carrying too much weight in a back pack, handbag, or brief case.

Partnering with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), we hope to teach parents, children, school teachers and administrators, and the community about the serious health effects on children from backpacks that are too heavy or worn improperly.   We will conduct a weigh-in of students and their backpack to determine the appropriate weight for your child to carry.  More than 79 million and young adults in the U.S. carry heavy loads back and forth to school every day.  Experts estimate that about 55 percent of them will be carrying too much weigth.  Research also shows children carrying overloaded and improperly worn packs are likely to experience neck, shoulder, and back pain; adverse effects on posture and the developing spine; and compromised breathing and fatigue.  Some of these injuries continue into adulthood.

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