With the beginning of school rapidly approaching, parents are scrambling to get their children equipped with the proper school supplies. The backpack, which comes in all sizes, colors, fabrics and shapes, is an especially useful supply when used properly. St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute is aware of the back problems caused by improper backpack usage. In preparation of these back-to-school events, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute will be highlighting the importance of backpack safety.
Liz Bratcher and Darren Sandquist, physical therapists at St. Luke’s, will be increasing awareness of backpack safety with tips on purchasing the right backpack and proper usage. For tips on backpack safety, download the information sheet.
St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute is a division of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS). INHS is a non-profit corporation in Spokane, Washington providing collaboration in health care services on behalf of its member hospitals Deaconess Medical Center, Providence Holy Family Hospital, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital and Valley Hospital & Medical Centre, and the community. Other INHS services include Community Health Education and Resources (CHER), Information Resource Management, Northwest MedStar, Health Training Network, health@work, Northwest TeleHealth, and the INHS Center of Philanthropy. For more information, visit www.inhs.org.