Pain Trigger – Lifting
A common pain trigger for low back pain can be from a poor lifting technique. A common mistake is curving the back forward and then using your back to lift, rather than your legs.
Simply follow these simple steps and your chances of injury will be minimalised.
1) PLAN – Plan your lift. Are there any obstacles along the path that can be removed? Is it too heavy? Do you need someone else to help you?
2) PREPARE – Stand with your feet approximately shoulder width apart, directly facing and close to the object.
3) EXECUTE – Squat down by bending from your hips and knees, tighten your stomach muscles, grasp the object and lift the load by pushing through your legs. Remember to keep your back as straight as possible throughout the lift. It is also essential that you don’t twist your body.
Take your time, follow these steps and the next time you are moving house will be a much more enjoyable experience!