Safe Lifting

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Why is safe lifting important?

One of the most common causes of lower back injury is inappropriate lifting technique. Safe lifting, by ensuring correct lifting technique, is vital to minimize stress on the spine, therefore reducing the likelihood of lower back injury and lower back pain. Safe Lifting is particularly important due to the high prevalence of lower back pain in society. Appropriate lifting technique can also help to strengthen your thighs, buttocks and lower back muscles, improve posture and burn more calories.


How to lift safely

The following key points should be followed whenever lifting to ensure safety and minimize the risk of injury (figure 1):

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Figure 1 – Safe Lifting Technique

Safe lifting key points



Exercises to assist with Safe Lifting

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Safe Lifting Summary

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