Here’s some practical advice from our Chiropractor, Dr. Carol Carmien:
If you need to shovel, here are a few tips that may help avoid an aching back!
Warm up legs and tummy! Core exercises are best to prepare for this endeavor.
– remove snow at three levels- top. middle and bottom. Scoop appropriately.
Throw to front, not side.
– When possible push snow to front to avoid twisting your spine
place shovel in both hands for even wear and tear on torso.
Push not toss-
avoid twisting , try to push snow rather than lift and toss.
If all else fails- hire a snow blower !!! Your back will thank you