5 Tips to make shovelling snow safer and to avoid injuries

During the winter months, shovelling snow is a common contributor to injuries such as low back pain. In most cases, snow falls unexpectedly depending on where you live, and shovelling is something that must be done without delay. The movements involved with shovelling are repetitive and can cause excessive wear and tear. Therefore, it is very important to use proper techniques to avoid injuries. Below are five tips for a safe way to shovel snow to avoid injuries.

1. Warm up before you start
2. Don’t let snow pile up
3. Lift Light. Shovel Right.
4. Keep comfort in mind
5. Pick the right shovel

Information courtesy of Canadian Chiropractic Association

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By | 2017-09-13T22:46:43+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Acute Injury, Back Pain, Healthy back, Healthy Living, Low back pain, Maintenance, MSK conditions, MSK injuries, Neck Pain, Pain, Pain management, Shovelling injury, Shovelling snow, Shovelling tips, Wellness|Comments Off on 5 Tips to make shovelling snow safer and to avoid injuries

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Dr. Khoshroo is a chiropractor, certified Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) practitioner, and Graston Technique provider. He focuses on sports injuries, motor vehicle accident & whiplash injuries, custom orthotics, kinesio taping, rehab exercises, and pregnancy pain. In addition, Dr. Khoshroo has been the treating chiropractor for the UBC men’s varsity soccer team.