14th July 2020 by Amanda Coniglio
Protecting our spine has been a hot topic these days! Observe proper posture, use your legs, don’t lift heavy objects by yourself – so many pieces of advice out there on how to protect your back on the job but sometimes we fall short on the execution due to lack of time and lack of focus. We all lift, hold, carry, push and pull on a daily basis and if we don’t focus on the proper techniques to do so, there’s a good chance we’ll be sidelined with a back injury. Remember, just because your back doesn’t hurt right now doesn’t mean it won’t in the future.
Some easy techniques to avoiding painful (sometimes debilitating) back injuries include:
Be conscientious of proper ergonomics while performing lifts. Take the time to focus on the above techniques and your back will thank you!