Save Your Back with Safe Lifting
ow does Santa deliver gifts to over 365,000 children per minute and with no back pain?
He lifts correctly and safely!
Before you lift the object, think about where you need it to go
If you are lifting from the floor, kneel with one foot on the floor or squat down
Never lean over at the waist and pull!
Keep it close!
Keep your back straight, don’t round!
Use your leg muscles, not your back
Move slowly and controlled, don’t twist!
If you have to turn, move your feet, not your waist
Slowly place the object down, keeping your back straight
When in doubt, ask an elf or two for help!
By Dr. Marnie Wortman, DPT, ART, Cert.MDT, CKTP