PackBack Test


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

How does what you pack affect your back? How do you carry your:

  • Personal beongings
  • Purses
  • Fanny packs
  • Shopping bags
  • Briefcases
  • Luggage
  • Wallets
  • Cards
  • Keys
  • Change
  • Electronic devices
Before PackBack™ Adjustment
After PackBack™ Adjustment
Posture Before Adding Purse
A Type of PackBack™
Posture After Adding Purse
A Type of PackBack™

What Purpose do you carry belongings for:

  • Military
  • Law enforcement
  • Fire/rescue/USAR
  • Hiker
  • Biker
  • Athlete
  • Coach
  • Athletic supporter
  • Student
  • Traveler
  • Business person
  • Homemaker

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
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