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September 17, 2014

The Occupational Therapy team wishes you a “Happy Backpack Awareness Day”

backpacksAbbey Wash OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist at our Midtown office in Charlotte, and the rest of the OCcupational Therapy team at Child and Family Development celebrate “Backpack Awareness Day” today. 

The American Association of Occupational Therapy, AOTA, has a simple handout that ensure safe and comfortable use. The tips include: 

PACK IT: put heavier items in the back center 

PUT IT ON: teach a child to bend and lift with the knees rather than the back

ADJUST AND CARRY: use both straps 

See more:

http://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Backpack/meet-your-backpack-8-2014.pdf

http://www.aota.org/Conference-Events/Backpack-Safety-Awareness-Day.aspx#sthash.3JltXoTm.dpuf

 

 

 

 

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