Moving house can be a great workout for the body, but can also present challenges for some. When moving house, repetitive shifting of heavy objects can strain the body in ways which it is not used to, greatly increasing the risk of an injury occurring. Listed below are a few tips to help you get into your new home and avoid unnecessary aches and pains.
Small loads - When packing boxes, make sure they are not too heavy or of an awkward shape or size. Make sure each box is securely taped to avoid the contents falling out and causing a tripping hazard.
Get help - Many hands make light work. Recruiting removal professionals or friends and family to help you move can make your life a whole lot easier. Make sure you communicate and work in unison.
Use lifting aids - Furniture or lifting trolleys can be very beneficial when moving heavy objects such as televisions, washing machines and the like.
Move in all directions - Your back is often in a forward flexed position when moving house; including picking up boxes and sitting in a moving truck. Simple stretches such as leaning backwards with your hand on your hips, or cobra poses can be beneficial in negating feelings of stiffness from repetitive lifting movements.
If you have an existing injury from moving house or would like advice on the best techniques for preventing injuries, a consult with one of our physiotherapists is recommended. Call the clinic today on 9783 9990 or book online.