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Backpack Safety from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

As a orthopedic and sports physical therapist in Paramus, NJ one of our goals is the prevention of orthopedic and sports related injuries.  Through educating our patients on the factors that can lead to these injuries it allows the patient to decrease the chance of occurrence and pursue life or sports with greater ease .  Please follow this link to the American Physical Therapy Association‘s web site.  It provides patients with a basic few tips on Backpack Safety” We have provided  physical therapy at Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation to numerous patients with upper back ,lower back and neck pain that has been related to backpacks that are improperly used or too heavy for the patient.
We often talk about children in relation to  backpack safety.  However, another group that should use caution when using backpacks are made up of  beginner hikers.   Especially for overnight stays that require more equipment,  greater loads and distances travelled.  A great place to get properly outfitted with the right backpack is Campmor just north of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus, NJ.  The staff from Campmor in Paramus, NJ on Route 17 north provides excellent customer service from picking the most appropriate hiking shoes to fitting you for a backpack.  One of our paramus physical therapists at Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation  can also help you with fitting your existing back pack and ensure it is safe for you.
 
Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus, NJ provides orthopedic and sports physical therapy services for the greater Ridgewood, Paramus, and Bergen County region.  This blog is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. The views expressed here are the author’s views and should be taken as suggestions. Always consult your doctor or healthcare practitioner before engaging in a physical therapy or rehabilitative program.

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann is a premier physical therapist based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. He holds an MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami, is credentialed in the world-renowned McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and holds an OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification. As of 2018, there are approximately 14,000 ABPTS certified specialists in the nation and less than 400 of them are located in the state of New Jersey. Tom is the owner and director of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus. He opened the clinic, which specializes in spine and sports injury prevention, in 2004 after many years of experience in the field. Tom’s caring interest in others and his strong belief in continuity of care, combined with his clinic’s ability to find solutions for the most difficult orthopedic problems, have earned Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation its excellent reputation with patients and medical professionals in northeastern New Jersey and beyond. A true “family man,” Tom takes pride in his clinic’s warm and welcoming environment.
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