Avoid Holiday mishaps this year with this simple but helpful tips. It’s this time of the year again. From the garage to the Christmas tree there are numerous opportunities to injure yourself. We have seen it all throughout the years and patients are trickling in with strains and pains to their neck, shoulders, back and hips related to holiday decorating.
In The Garage
This is where it all starts.
Follow these steps when pulling down boxes from up high.
Always have someone with you
Set up the lather on flat surface and high
enough so you do not have to reach
Get as close as possible to avoid pulling and leaning. Always face the box rather than twist and
use your hips and legs , squeeze your glutes
before pulling and lifting
keep everything close to your body
Hanging outdoor lights
Always have a helper
If your lights require you to get up on the
roof, choose not to climb it. Hire a professional
For lower roofs , set up the lather on an even
surface. Raise it high enough so you do
not have to reach up above your head and
extend the neck for prolonged period of time.
This could make you dizzy
Move the lather frequently, so that you are always
face straight ahead
Around the tree
Using lathers indoor is trickier because your
hardwood floor could be slippery
shoes, never trim the tree in bear feet or socks
Do not lift kids with your arms extended to
place the star
Choose not to sit on the floor when wrapping
Set up a station on a table or counter top. Being seated on a chair or standing, rather
than bent forward will save your back
Make safety your first priority this holiday season. Everyone at Chiro-Health wishes you a Happy and injury free holiday season.