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Dedicated to providing quality health care for residents of Wayne County and surrounding areas of Southeast Mississippi and Southwest Alabama

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Proper Lifting Technique

Proper Lifting Habits Promote Good Health
  • Squat to lift and lower. Do not bend at the waist.
  • Keep lower back bowed in while bending over.
  • Keep the weight as close to you as possible.
  • Bow your back in and raise up with your head first.
  • If you must turn, turn with your feet, not your body.
  • Never jerk or twist!
  • Put the weight down by keeping your low back bowed in.
  • Keep your feet apart, staggered if possible.
  • Wear shoes with non-slip soles.

Risk Factors for Back Injury

  • Lifting with your back bowed out.
  • Bending and reaching with your back bowed out.
  • Slouched sitting.
  • Twisting or Jerking movements.
  • Lack of proper rest.
  • Obesity and poor nutrition.
  • Stressful work and living habits.