With winter hitting the Denver area early this year, we wanted to help you protect more than just your broken heart. Take a peek at our physical therapists top 5 shoveling tips to keep your body pain free over the winter months!
Always warm up! Cold muscles + cold weather = searing pain!
It is always important to wear the appropriate gear, but it is even more important to make sure your joints and muscles are limbered up first too!
Maintain a proper grip and posture.
Keep your hands apart for leverage
Keep your feet wide
Keep your back straight and bend at the knees
Pick the right tool
Snow shovel vs. Snow blower?
Take rest breaks!
You don’t have to wait for the sun to come out, pace yourself to avoid overexertion
Stop if you feel any pain, dizziness or shortness of breath!
Phone a friend if anything goes awry! We specialize in pain management, body mechanics, work simplification and are happy to help.