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January 15, 2016
Watch Your Back when Lifting Snow!

Snow shoveling is a very strenuous activity during extreme weather conditions. Being prepared for the task will help decrease your risk of injury. Here are some important tips to remain healthy during snow shoveling. You will be glad you took the extra time!

First, consider hiring help or asking for help with snow removal, particularly if you are older or not in the best of shape. Better safe than sorry!

When you’re done and standing back admiring your work, stretch some more! Job well done!

Brenda Ebode, DPT, MBA is the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Harrington HealthCare System. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont, her MBA from Northeastern University, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Simmons College. She has been a physical therapist for over 35 years. To contact Brenda please call 508-434-1435 or email bebode@harringtonhospital.org.