Tips for safer shoveling

The snow has arrived! Tips from Cappino physiotherapist Monica Trozzo on safer shoveling:

Have a good technique

  • Bend your knees and lift the snow using your knees not your back.
  • Slightly arch your back and keep it arched while you lift the snow.
  • Grab the shovel lower down to help distribute the weight of the snow.

Keep a rhythm

  • You don’t gain anything but fatigue from going fast!

Don’t throw snow too far

  • Try not to throw the snow more than 1 meter.
  • Turn your whole body in the direction where the snow is being thrown