Carrying a backpack to school is a common activity demand of school-age children, and while there are many options for types of backpacks, there are ways to properly pack and wear a backpack to reduce biomechanical strain. This presentation focuses on studies that have looked at this topic and how therapy practitioners can make recommendations on how to choose, pack and wear a backpack to promote student wellness. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
This course was originally presented on our sister site, OccupationalTherapy.com, but is applicable to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
Course created on September 10, 2021
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/1.0; AL/1.0; AR/1.0; AZ/1.0; CA/1.0; CO/1.0; CT/1.0; DC/1.0; DE/1.0; FL/1.0; GA/1.0; HI/1.0; IA/1.0; IACET/0.1; ID/1.0; IL/1.0; IN/1.0; KS/1.0; KY/1.0 Category 2; MA/1.0; ME/1.0; MI/1.0; MO/1.0; MS/1.0; MT/1.0; NC/1.0; ND/1.0; NE/1.0; NH/1.0; NY/1.0; OR/1.0; PA/1.0; RI/1.0; SC/1.0; SD/1.0; TN/1.0; TX/1.0; UT/1.0; VA/1.0; VT/1.0; WA/1.0; WI/1.0; WY/1.0
- After this course, participants will be able to identify outcomes of current literature related to backpack use focusing on school-age children.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the risk factors and make recommendations on choosing, packing, and wearing a backpack to reduce biomechanical strain and promote student wellness.
- After this course, participants will be able to list ideas for setting up a backpack awareness event in the community.
|5-20 Minutes||Current literature and biomechanical discussion of wearing a backpack|
|20-40 Minutes||Review of anatomy and recommendations for choosing, packing and wearing a backpack|
|40-55 Minutes||Setting up a backpack awareness event|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
MS OTR/L, CHT
Sara Loesche is an occupational therapist and an Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Studies Program. For the past 10 years, she has taught a course in information literacy as it applies to occupational therapy in both the academic and practice environments. This has led to presenting on the topic at both state and national conferences.
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