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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