September 19th: AOTA's National School Backpack Awareness Day

On the third Wednesday of each September, the AOTA celebrates the "American Occupational Therapy Association’s National School Backpack Awareness Day"! Please join the AOTA and occupational therapy practitioners, educators, and students all across the United States on September 18th, 2019, as they continue their quest to help others "Live Life To Its Fullest" by avoiding the pain and injury that can result from improperly toting heavy backpacks and bags.

Students, parents, educators, school administrators, and community members will learn safety tips to stay protected from back pain throughout life. OTs, you have the chance to help your own community by organizing local events and educating people of all ages about proper bag usage. Join the quest to educate on how to properly choose, pack, lift, and carry all types of bags including backpacks, purses, briefcases, and suitcases.

This article was written by Amy-Lynn Corey

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