Preventing Injuries When Shoveling Snow

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]One of the most common winter injuries that we see in our clinic is lower back injuries from snow removal. If you’re not careful, this snowy chore can lead to serious pain and injury. As a Canadian, shoveling is just part of life so take a minute to read our winter shoveling tips.

Think of Shoveling Snow the Same Way You Think of Any Other Exercise or Activity

Shoveling snow is exercise! Which is great…if you’re ready for it. If you’re not your best physically, you might find a session of shoveling to be overwhelming to your body and heart.

Lastly don’t be afraid to ask for help! Your family, your neighbour or a nearby friend. Everyone needs a little help sometimes and don’t be afraid to ask if you feel your body is not up to the challenge. You could also assign the task to someone else entirely!

If an injury does occur, our team is here to help you. Chiropractic care, Active Release Techniques, Physio Therapy, Massage Therapy, Laser Therapy, and Muscle Activation Techniques are all available at Active Sports Therapy in Calgary.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]