Local chiropractor presents research on Captiol Hill
Published 4:22pm Friday, June 22, 2012
Dr. Winn Sams, a chiropractor at Adawehi Institute, was a recent presenter on the latest research findings
Dr. Winn Samsrelated to children carrying heavy backpacks and book bags.
In meetings with federal officials and legislative aides, Sams followed up on planning sessions she first hosted in 2009 with Jackie Woods, founder and director of Adawehi Institute, and former Representative David Guice (R-NC).
Sams was joined on Capitol Hill by Richard W. Culatta from the Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology Dr. George L. Askew, a pediatrician and chief medical officer of the administration for children and families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These two officials helped anchor the first discussions on Capitol Hill.
Studies show that the weight of children’s backpacks has doubled in the last 10 years, Sams said. Research published in April involving more than 1,400 students in Spain concludes that children should not carry more than 10 percent of their body weight and that weights exceeding 15 percent of a child’s body weight can be damaging to young spines.
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Dr. Sams’ chiropractic office is located at Adawehi Institute off Fox Mountain Road in Columbus. She may be reached at 828-817-4544. Read more about Dr. Sams at www.adawehi.com.
- article submitted by Roulettei Gildersleeve