Spring Cleaning? Avoid injury with our Dos and Don'ts guide to a safe spring clean
Avoid nasty back injuries and pain by following our online dos and don’ts guide. Safe Spring Cleaning Guide!
“For Spring, BOOST PHYSIO decided to be proactive- so we created an online Dos and Don’ts guide, demonstrating the right way and the wrong way to doing these Spring cleaning chores” says Steven. The guide features photos and video clips of how to safely: bend down to low cupboards, vacuum, dust and move boxes, pots and pans.
Jolene Sher, Senior BOOST PHYSIO, adds that “this week I’ve already treated 3 people with injuries from Spring cleaning for Passover”.
Steven says that the vast majority of back, neck and shoulder injuries that come in to the clinic are from people bending badly or trying to lift too much in one go. Occasionally the injuries are serious such as slipped discs, trapped nerves or torn muscles, but usually the strains and sprains are muscular and settle down within a few days or weeks.
“I think that many patients are also more susceptible to injury during the Passover preparations due to the stress involved- this emotional stress causes tension in the muscles and a heightened pain making one more vulnerable to injury” Steven comments.
Steven’s two top tips are:
1) rather lift 2 smaller loads, than 1 large load.
2) Don’t bend down to low cupboards from your waist, rather keep your back straight and stomach muscles tight and squat down from the knees.
BOOST PHYSIO is a leading private physiotherapy practice with high street clinics across North West London. We have 4 branches in the following areas: . Branches of our physiotherapy practice are in Cricklewood NW2, Hampstead NW3, Hendon NW4 and East Finchley N2.
Our private physiotherapy clinics treat patients from all over North West London and North London. We provide same day physiotherapy treatment for sports injuries, neck and back pain. Appointments are available 8am to 9pm and we even have Saturday and Sunday appointments available.
Patients come for physiotherapy from the following areas: Hendon NW4, Mill Hill NW7, Cricklewood NW2, Hampstead NW3, Kilburn NW6, Queens Park, Finchley Road, Golders Green NW11, Swiss Cottage and Willesden Green NW10. Fortis Green, Muswell Hill, Highgate N6.
If you do have nay issues that need attention please book an appointment at one of our 4 High Street Physiotherapy clinics.
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