The backpack fittings will teach each student how to properly fill
their backpacks, sit with good posture while wearing one, what the
best fit is for each student, and how to identify signs of stress
before becoming injured.
Every year, nearly 20,000 students sustain backpack-related
injuries ranging from pencil pokes and tripping over their bag, to
chronic neck and shoulder pain and even tension headaches.
In extreme cases, mild scoliosis can result from kids using a
single shoulder strap instead of balancing the load between both
The backpack fittings are free and open to all students. No
appointment is necessary, but youth should bring their backpacks.
For additional information regarding the backpack clinic, call
April Jensen at 732-5068.
[Text from file received
from Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]