6 deadly mistakes of lifting

Posted on October 27, 2015

DustinwerewolfIt was a dark and rainy night, the full moon was approaching quickly and Dustin in our CompWorx department was starting to howl…

Ok, not completely howl but he was definitely on the prowl, making sure everyone was lifting properly and avoiding the 6 deadly mistakes below.

While they may not be deadly, they could be costly to your health!

1.) Not checking your surroundings and leaving obstacles in your way.
2.) Keeping your feet close together.
3.) NOT lifting with your legs.
4.) Twisting your back while lifting.
5.) Extending the weight/load away from your body.
6.) Over lifting – know your limits and ask for help if the item is too heavy.

 

Remember if you have any questions about lifting or body mechanics please give your Family Physical Therapist a call!  They will be happy to answer all of your questions. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

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