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Do you suffer from Physical Pain? Chronic? Acute?
September 15, 2016
Lifting Heavy Objects
August 29, 2016
Lifting Heavy Items is one of the Leading Causes of Injury in the workplace!
Improper lifting techniques can cause neck, shoulder, and back pain, and possibly even more serious injuries. Learning the proper way to lift will help you minimize the risk of pain and injury.
Plan ahead before lifting heavy objects. Make sure that you have a clear path. This will help you avoid any awkward or sudden movements that can strain your muscles.
Test an object’s weight before lifting by pushing it with your foot. If it seems too heavy, ask for help. Lift with your legs, not with your back. Don’t lean over an object to lift it. Face the object you intend to lift, and avoid twisting. Instead, stand close to the object, bend your legs and keep your back straight, then lift.
Keep feet shoulder-width apart, and maintain your balance by distributing the object’s weight equally on both sides of your body.
If a back injury does occur, seek help from a qualified physical therapist. What starts as a minor back injury can progress to a chronic condition without early intervention. Lifting heavy items is one of the leading causes of injury in the workplace. Dynamic Rehabilitation Services has been helping workers with back injuries for over 30 years.