Prevent Back Pain When Shoveling!

Winter, Proper Shoveling Techniques

*REMINDER**
If you’re going out to shovel snow tomorrow, make sure to follow proper technique and avoid potential pain or injury!
• Keep feet hip width or wider. Place weight on the front foot, near the shovel. Use your legs to push the shovel forward.
• When lifting the shovel, shift weight to the rear foot and keep the load close to your body. Lift the load with the power of your legs and arms, not your lower back.
• Shift your entire body in the direction of the snow. Don’t twist your waist or throw with your back.