Back Pain And Snow Shoveling

With the latest nor’easter having finished ripping through our area, dropping 12 inches of snow, the time has come to start the dig out process.  But with that comes the potential for back pain due to improper snow shoveling techniques.

The last thing you want is to end up in physical therapy due to trying to shovel your car and house out of the snow.  If you’re looking to prevent pain before it starts, then you need to read this month’s newsletter NOW.  We have a section specifically focusing on snow shoveling and our best tips to keep back and neck pain away!


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So if you’re about to start to shovel, read our tips FIRST so that you don’t end up in physical therapy with a serious injury.  And if you’ve already started shoveling and are experiencing pain, stop immediately and consult with your favorite neighborhood physical therapist so that the issue does not worsen.

Stay safe, everyone!

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Dr. Asha Koshy is a Physical Therapist and co-owner of Complete Physical Rehabilitation in Jersey City and Elizabeth, NJ.

She is a McKenzie certified back pain Physical Therapist specialist, an LSVT BIG certified specialist for Parkinson’s Disease, and also specializes in treating Vestibular conditions relating to vertigo, dizziness, and other balance disorders.

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