As students across the country prepare to head back to school, you may wonder how to properly fit a backpack. Maureen Cook, Director of Physical Medicine at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Enid, Oklahoma, recommends that a backpack doesn’t weigh more than five to 10 percent of the student's body weight, wearing both shoulder straps, using backpacks with adjustable straps fitted to the body and making sure the backpack doesn’t hang more than four inches below the waistline.
Pictured is Nikki Haws, Physical Therapy Assistant at St. Mary’s Center for Rehabilitation, adjusting her son's backpack.
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As students across the country prepare to head back to school, you may wonder how to properly fit a backpack. Maureen Cook, Director of Physical Medicine at St. Marys Regional Medical Center in Enid, Oklahoma, recommends that a backpack doesn’t weigh more than five to 10 percent of the students body weight, wearing both shoulder straps, using backpacks with adjustable straps fitted to the body and making sure the backpack doesn’t hang more than four inches below the waistline.
Pictured is Nikki Haws, Physical Therapy Assistant at St. Mary’s Center for Rehabilitation, adjusting her sons backpack.

Congratulations to Karla Perez, Regional VP, UHS, recently named one of the 2019 Women to Watch by Nevada Business Magazine! Learn more at Karla's career trajectory and her advice to young women entering the business world at bit.ly/NBM_WomentoWatch. ...

Congratulations to Karla Perez, Regional VP, UHS, recently named one of the 2019 Women to Watch by Nevada Business Magazine! Learn more at Karlas career trajectory and her advice to young women entering the business world at bit.ly/NBM_WomentoWatch.
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