Caregivers Can Protect Their Backs, VA Punta Gorda

A photo of a woman showing where her back pain is.
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Caregivers have a physically, and mentally, tasking job. There are a lot of things that caregivers must do for their clients that can wear out their bodies, specifically their backs. To help caregivers take better care of their backs, Visiting Angels Punta Gorda shares four tips. Here are two of the tips below. 

First of all, caregivers should consider how they are lifting their clients, and objects in general. If a caregiver is putting all the weight on their back, and using their back to lift, they will come across some sort of back pain later on in the future. Thus, Visiting Angels Punta Gorda reminds caregivers to lift with their legs. If caregivers lift with their legs, their backs suffer less. Caregivers should bend their knees and keep their backs straight while lifting anything. 

Other than remembering to lift properly, caregivers should also take a look at the object when they are lifting it. The further away the object is to a caregiver’s body, the more difficult it is to lift up. The closer the object is, the easier it will be to lift. 

For more information, you may visit Protect Your Back While Caregiving