Chiropractic Professionals of Columbia
1301 Elmwood Avenue
Columbia, SC 29201
At the Chiropractic Professionals of Columbia we have 8 lifting techniques to help you avoid Painful Back Injuries. These are Simple to Follow, and Very Effective. -Dr. Benson
8 lifting techniques to help you avoid Back Injuries:
1. Most Important to make sure, you have a place to put the Heavy object you have lifted. Do not try to figure this out while holding the object. Position your body close to and in front of the object. Your feet should be flat on the floor and about a shoulder-width apart.
2. If you need to turn during the lift, use your feet to pivot. Keep your elbows bent while carrying an object.
3. Let your leg muscles do all the lifting and not those in your back. Your Back muscles should be the ones providing the power during your motion to stand erect.
4. Keep the weight as close to your body as possible. This will maximize the use of your arms, and shoulders, muscles. A great rule to Remember is the further an object is from your center of gravity, the more force that is required to hold that object up.
5. Keep your chest forward and bend at your hips (not the lower back) or your knees, depending on how far down the items is that you want to lift. Keep your shoulders in line with your hips. Try to avoid twisting motions at all cost.
6. When lifting, push your chest out. Once Again, Avoid twisting or turning during the lift.
7. Lead with your hips, not your shoulders, keeping your shoulders in line with your hips and your Back Straight. If you need to change direction, move your hips first. This way, your shoulders will move in unison with your hips. If you move your shoulders before your hips, this will make it easier for your body to twist during the lift, leading to possible strains and other injuries to your Back and Pelvis.
8. The Golden Rule is to not lift an object that is obviously too heavy. Test the weight of the object by pushing it with your foot. If it is very difficult or impossible to push with your foot, it is likely that the object is more than your muscles can handle. Remember be Safe!
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1301 Elmwood Avenue
Columbia, SC 29201