With the imminent threat of winter vastly approaching, it’s imperative that we take the necessary preparations in order to get ourselves ready for the storms that lie ahead. However, perhaps the more pressing issue at hand is the damage that comes after the storm, such as the large pile of snow currently occupying your driveway. Digging yourself out from the frozen prison can be a strenuous activity, especially if you’re doing so by shoveling.
Shoveling can be an arduous task that is one of the most common causes of injury during the winter season. Because of this, understanding proper shoveling techniques is an absolute necessity if you’re planning on engaging in the activity.
Here are some helpful reminders for when you’re shoveling:
Refrain from putting any strain on your back by hunching over
Use your legs to lift the snow upward
Regular chiropractic maintenance after shoveling can be beneficial and even prevent injury
Prior to shoveling, give your body a good stretch for preparation
Wear layers, sweating from working out isn’t an excuse to dress lightly in freezing temperatures
If you do inevitably injure yourself from shoveling, there are several methods you can undergo for pain management and treatment. Physical therapy, for example, is an outstanding treatment option, especially since it can be done indoors during the winter season. The strength and conditioning training that the therapeutic practice offers will enable you to get back on your feet. If you’re interested in pursuing these options, contact Block Chiropractic Sports & Wellness today! Don’t forget to stay safe this winter!