Spring is here! Avoid common injuries during spring cleaning with the following tips!
Protect your back! Avoid lifting heavy loads or bending/twisting a lot at the back. This can overload the back and cause discomfort.
Protect your knees! If you will be doing a lot of kneeling or work that is at the ground level, consider using a pad under your knees and adopt a half-kneeling stance. (One knee up and one knee down on the pad) Alternate knees regularly to avoid increased strain on one leg.
Work smart! SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE! Remember performing work in smaller amounts may take a longer time, but rest is important to avoid overuse of the body!
Work Together! Enlist help from a spouse, partner, child, friend, neighbor, whomever. This will help to lighten the load and you’ll be twice as efficient.
Don’t OVERWORK yourself! Listen to your body. IF YOU START TO HAVE ANY PAIN OR DISCOMFORT DURING ACTIVITY: STOP, REST, and CALL MANA PHYSICAL THERAPY!