• Julian Simpson

Better Tips for your back when gardening!

Its that time of the year where my waiting room is full of people with garden related injuries! here are some helpful tips from the ACA on how to garden better for your spine



Warm up Gardening may not be an extreme sport, however any movement of the body should involve some form of warming up. Start with lighter tasks to wake up the muscles, especially your back. It’s important to listen to your body as well and try not to over-work yourself. Take frequent breaks Although tempting, try to avoid doing all the work at once. It’s easy to get lost in the hours of gardening, so set regular breaks for yourself by avoiding working during the hottest parts of the day and only during allowed watering times, giving your body plenty of time to rest. Lift carefully The garden is full of objects that may not appear heavy but in fact can cause strain on your lower back if not handled correctly, like watering cans and pots. When lifting keep the object as close to your body as you can, when space permits bend at the knees instead of the waist to lessen the strain on your back, use both hands and slowly stand up. Use the best tools The tools you use can help ease the burden on your body from gardening. Vertical garden walls and raised garden beds can lift your body off the ground and help keep your back straight. If you have traditional garden space, then a simple garden stool or bench can go a long way, reducing the need for squatting and hunching, while bringing you closer to the ground. Straighten up Easier said than done but the more you practice good posture, the easier it gets. Every time you start to feel your body slouching, remind yourself to get your back straight again by pushing your shoulders back and keeping them relaxed.


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Office 1 12/14 Mcleans Road Bundoora Vic      3038

Ph: 03 9467 7889

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Mon - Fri: 8.30am -12.00pm and 2.30pm to 6.30pm

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Sunbury Chiropractor 

Shop 3/21 Dornoch Drive Sunbury Vic 3429

Ph: 039467 7889

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Mon - Fri: 8.30am -12.00pm and 2.30pm to 6.30pm

​​Saturday: 8am - 2pm ​

Sunday: Closed

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