Posts Tagged: Lifting Techniques

Proper Lifting Technique


Follow these tips to avoid compressing the spinal discs or straining your lower back when you are lifting:   Keep a wide base of support. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart, with one foot slightly ahead of the other. Squat down, bending at the hips and knees only. If needed, put one knee to the… Read More »

The Mechanics of Lifting


Every day we use our backs for lifting and rarely think about possible injury. It’s not until we’ve hurt ourselves that we become acutely aware of the importance of proper lifting mechanics and body posture. Understanding and using proper lifting mechanics can aid you in maintaining a healthy back for many years to come. Proper Body… Read More »