School Backpack Awareness Day

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Today we join the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) for their annual School Backpack Awareness Day. The goal of today is to help students and educators avoid the pain and injury that can come from carrying heavy backpacks and bags.

The infographic below offers statistics for AOTA’s National School Backpack Awareness day, including the number of injuries and the recommended weight that children should limit backpacks to.

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For more information about selecting, packing, and carrying a backpack, visit

We hope that taking preventative measures will eliminate the possibility of pain caused by backpacks. In the event you need to treat pain, FEI has a full line of pain eliminating products, including ColdSpot™ topical analgesic, Relief Pak® HotSpot® moist heat packs, and foam rollers.

Click the links above or visit for more information on these products.