Back Care Advice
Back pain will affect most of us at some point in our lives. Here are some useful tips on posture, back care advice and the latest facts and figures.
Top Tips on Posture
A good posture can greatly improve and prevent back problems. Follow these simple rules.
How To Stand:
Don't round your back - imagine you are being lifted by a string fixed to the top of your head.
Avoid hunching your shoulders and tensing your neck when stressed.
Wear comfortable, low heeled shoes - high heels put more pressure on the back.
How To Sit:
Use an upright chair that supports your lower back.
Support the small of your back with a small cushion.
Stand up and stretch every 20 to 30 minutes.
How To Lift:
Always look for alternatives to lifting - can you push or pull?
Lift only what you can handle and get help if you need it.
Bend your knees and keep your back straight and your feet apert when lifting.
Bend your knees and not your back when putting a load down.