Heavy School Bags Biggest Pain In The Neck

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Heavy School Bags Biggest Pain In The Neck

There is ongoing concern regarding the weight of childrens’ schoolbags and the negative consequences of such heavy loads on the developing spine. There is particular concern for the junior students in secondary schools, as the spine is at a critical stage of development in children between 12 – 14 years of age. This is also the stage at which the bag weight to body weight ratio is likely to be high as some students are still quite small but carry loads similar to larger and older children.

Formal research done by the School of Physiotherapy Trinity College Dublin highlights the concerns.

Click the button below to read the press article in the Australian Spinal Research Foundation.

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