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5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR BACK SAFE & HEALTHY THIS WINTER SEASON

  ‘Tis the season for all things festive. We want to keep you in that jolly mood by helping you to avoid unnecessary back pain this winter season. Whether you are lugging a heavy pine tree up your stairs or shoveling your driveway, there are several winter activities that may cause you to suffer from [...]


FOUR TECHNIQUES TO REMEMBER WHEN HEADING OUT TO SHOVEL THIS WINTER

Shovel Away Your Low Back Pain This Winter. Snow shoveling often leads to low back injuries, so it is important to practice proper shoveling techniques to avoid these injuries. 1. PROPER STRETCHING: Warm Up: Think of shoveling like exercise; never start shoveling without a quick warm up! Get your heart rate up with a short [...]