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|Marshall Medical Center Offers Tips On Backpack Usage|
LEWISBURG, Tenn. — Area schools are back in session and Marshall Medical Center (MMC) wants parents and students to know some tips about backpack safety. Backpacks are an important part of the back-to-school routine for young people, but serious health effects can occur for children whose backpacks are too heavy or worn improperly, according to the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA).
“Backpacks are great for transporting books and school supplies, but there is an increased risk of injury to children who carry heavy items in backpacks that are not used properly,” said Dr. William See III, a pediatrician on the MMC staff. “Back strain and fatigue can occur when backpacks are too heavy and spinal alignment can be affected when loads are not balanced.”