Lighten the load!

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Carry only those items that are required for the day or find a new lightweight backpack. Organize the contents of the backpack by placing the heaviest items closest to the back. Some students have two sets of books so as not to have to carry the heavy books to and from school. A backpack with wheels can also help if the person has to carry greater than 15% of their bodyweight.

Wear the backpack on the strongest of your back muscles!

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Pay close attention to the way the backpack is positioned on the back. It should rest evenly in the middle of the back. Shoulder straps should be adjusted to allow the person using the backpack to put on and take off the pack without difficulty and allow free movement of the arms. Straps should not be too loose, and the backpack should not extend below the low back.

Wear Both Straps!

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Use of one strap causes one side of the body to bear the weight of the backpack. By wearing two shoulder straps, the weight of the backpack is better distributed across the shoulders.

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Why Physical Therapy is Beneficial: Improve Mobility

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If you’re having trouble standing, walking or moving—no matter your age—physical therapy can help. Stretching and strengthening exercises help restore your ability to move. 

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Why Physical Therapy is Beneficial: Reduce or Eliminate Pain

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Therapeutic exercises and manual therapy techniques such as joint and soft tissue mobilization or treatments such as ultrasound, taping or electrical stimulation can help relieve pain and restore muscle and joint function to reduce pain. 

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It’s Never Too Late

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You don’t need to grow up as an athlete to enjoy exercise as an adult. There is no point in your life where it is too late to start being more active than you currently are. There are plenty of ways to incorporate light activity into your lifestyle such as:

 

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