Providing information and services related to the biomechanics of using back packs and other bags, luggage, or packages that are held, carried or worn.

Conditions arising from prolonged and/or repetitious use of backpacks or other devices made for carrying material belongings Include but are not limited to:
  • Low Back pain and stiffness
  • Hip and/or pain and/or numbness
  • Sciatica
  • Neck and upper back pain and stiffness
  • Shoulder and/or arm pain and/or numbness
  • Headaches
  • Recurring muscles tension
  • Fatigue

Before PackBack® Assessment

After PackBack® Adjustment

Before PackBack® Assessment

After PackBack® Adjustment

How does what you pack affect yor back? How do you carry your:
  • Personal beongings
  • Purses
  • Fanny packs
  • Shopping bags
  • Briefcases
  • Luggage
  • Wallets
  • Cards
  • Keys
  • Change
  • Electronic devices
What Purpose do you carry belongings for:
  • Military
  • Law enforcement
  • Fire/rescue/USAR
  • Hiker
  • Biker
  • Athlete
  • Coach
  • Athletic supporter
  • Student
  • Traveler
  • Business person
  • Homemaker

Posture Before Adding Purse
A Type of PackBack®

Posture After Adding Purse
A Type of PackBack®

Rules of Engagement
  • Think/strategize/be aware
  • Approach
  • Pack
  • Lift
  • Attach to body
  • Carry
  • Disengage
  • Unwind
  • Selection of carryingdevices (fit the task to the flask)
  • Strategies to engage, handle and carry devices
  • Preparing body for carrying devices
  • Conditioning body to pack, approach, lift, handle, carry and put down packs/devices

Another Version of PackBack®

Healthcare Provider’s PackBack® Implementation Kit

The Healthcare Provider’s PackBack® Implementation Kit includes:

  • One 18’ x 24” PackBack® poster suitable for framing in the office.
  • Customizable PackBack® flyers to hand out in the office.
  • Customizable PackBack® postcards suitable for mailing.
  • Step by step instructions to perform a PackBack® evaluation and give recommendations, a checklist form to keep in your files and to give to patients, procedure and billing codes to submit to third party payers if indicated.

What Do These Patients Have in Common? A Lesson in Posture from a Patient Who Carried Water on Her Head  Scott Donkin, DC, DACBOH

A patient of mine referred his mother to me. A delightful woman, she presented with a history of chronic, recurring headaches, upper back pain especially to her right midback extending to her right shoulder and arm as well as low back pain. She related to me that her neck pain with headaches has been particularly severe and interferes with her work and sleep as well as leisure reading. READ MORE

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Osprey Youth Jet 12 Backpack
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Tough Traveler T-Double Cay Backpack
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