Lifting the wrong way is one of the easiest ways to hurt your back. Here our Stoke on Trent chiropractor reveals the easiest ways to avoid lifting injuries. Make sure you take these tips on board – they could save you from severe or even long term back pain!
1: Keep the load close
Keep the item you’re lifting as close to your waist for as long as possible. This will reduce the amount of pressure on your back.
2: Keep a stable position
When lifting, you should keep your feet apart with one leg slightly forward. This will help you to maintain your balance as you lift.
3: Adapt your position
You should be prepared to move your feet during the lift to ensure you keep a stable posture. Wearing tight clothing or unsuitable footwear may make this difficult, so make sure you dress for the task!
These are really simple tips that are super easy for anyone to implement! Take our advice and you will reduce your risk of picking up a painful back injury!