Is Shovelling Causing You Aches and Pains? 

 

Snow shovelling in the winter can be strenuous work. Studies have shown that about 85% of working people can expect to experience lower back pain1. With sedentary work environments already taking a toll on the average Canadian’s lower back, we can’t afford to aggravate our back further when clearing our sidewalks and driveway of snow.

Be better prepared this winter and download the Medisys Pre-Shovelling Warm-Up Poster that includes:

  • Warm-up stretches prior to shoveling
  • Helpful tips in how to clear snow

1Hoy D, Bain C, Williams G, March L, Brooks P, Blyth F, Woolf A, Vos T, Buchbinder R. A systematic review of the global prevalence of low back pain. Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Jun;64(6):2028-37. doi: 10.1002/art.34347. Epub 2012 Jan 9. Review.