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Safe Lifting Technique Tips

Simple safe lifting technique for busy individuals.

Tried and true safe lifting techniques.

  • Stand close to the load to be lifted.
  • Place your feet shoulder-width apart, with one foot slightly forward and your head up.
  • Keep your back straight with your feet and body pointing in the same direction.
  • Squat down to the level of the object and test the weight of the load.
  • Use the strength of your leg and arm muscles to smoothly and slowly lift the load.
  • Keep the load close to your body.
  • Turn to face the intended direction of travel, pivot with your feet, and proceed with the load.
  • Avoid twisting your body while carrying the load.
  • Bend your knees and slowly lower the load to its intended place.
  • Do not lift heavy objects above your waist (see below).
  • Avoid heavy lifting immediately after more than 15 minutes of bending or kneeling.

Dr. Ormond is a chiropractor dedicated to providing clients with natural, gentle, evidence based health care in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Services include: chiropractic treatment; soft tissue therapy; medical acupuncture; custom orthotic inserts and shoes; and rehabilitation. Posture advice to support the spine and relieve stress is a key element in patient care success.

Back Problem Warning Signs

  • Leg pain with numbness, tingling, and/or weakness.
  • Back or leg pain with coughing or sneezing.
  • Difficulty standing up after sitting for any period of time.
  • Stiffness in the morning that decreases when you move around.
  • Pain in your hip, buttock, thigh, knee, or foot.
  • Inability to turn or bend to each side equally.
  • Unbalanced posture, when your head, neck, or shoulder may be higher on one side than the other.
  • Pain which prevents you from sleeping well.
  • Pain that persists or worsens after 48 hours.

Dr. Ormond's 10 General Tips for a Healthy Back

  1. Exercise regularly.
  2. Follow a healthy diet.
  3. Maintain good posture as much as possible.
  4. Do an active warm up before activity and stretch after.
  5. Don't overload your backpack or shoulder bag.
  6. Stretch your legs and back after each hour of sitting.
  7. Never cradle the phone between your neck and shoulder.
  8. Sleep on your back or side, not on your stomach.
  9. Invest in a good chair, pillow and mattress. It's worth it!
  10. Have regular spinal check-ups.

Pointing clients in the right direction towards a healthy, pain free, and productive lifestyle is important to Dr. Mitch Ormond. Treating most conditions is the easy part, its following through with the decision to get a problem taken care of that is the hard part.

Call 416.598.4999, email Dr. Mitch Ormond , or drop by the clinic for more information. You can get specific directions to the clinic by filling out our Mapquest® form.

Find out more about how we can help with your individual health care needs. Appointments recommended.

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