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 occupational therapy practitioners can make recommendations on how to choose, pack and wear a backpack to promote student wellness.
Course created on September 10, 2021
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, OT Service Delivery, 02702; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-852141; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Rehabilitation
- 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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