NOF Tip for 16 May – Fracture Prevention for Daily Activities
Proper body mechanics for bending and lifting will prevent unnecessary fractures.
NOF has visual aids in learning good body mechanics at https://cdn.nof.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SherriBetz_Osteoporosis_Graphic.pdf
If you need help learning proper bending and lifting techniques, CVMS Physical Therapy can assist you.
Most of us know exactly what we should do to minimize risk of injury when bending or lifting. The hard part is remembering to do it right every time. Practice will make it a habit.
Jay Ginther, MD