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October 31, 2016
10 Tips for Raking Leaves Without the Backache

Raking leaves is a considered a moderate physical activity. Being prepared for the task will help decrease your risk of injury. Here are some important tips to remain healthy.

Tip: Consider hiring help/asking for help with raking or use a leaf blower, particularly if you are older or not in the best of shape. Better to be safe than sorry!

When you’re done and standing back admiring your nice clean lawn, stretch some more!

Job well done!

Brenda Ebode, DPT, MBA, is the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Harrington. She has more than 30 years experience as a physical therapist and director of rehabilitation services in several health care venues including community hospitals, skilled home care, skilled nursing facilities and outpatient rehabilitation settings.