How to Safely Lift Objects from the Floor to Prevent Lower Back Pain

8 in 10 people will experience low back pain in their lifetime. We don't want you to be one of them! One of the major causes of acute low back pain is lifting an object with improper form.

You can see on the left an example of poor lifting form. On the right, Jean is demonstrating how to properly lift the box and protect her lower back. This is what makes her form safe. First, she has the box close to her body. Then she bends her knees and squats down, allowing her legs to do the work. Lastly, she maintains a flat back and upright posture.

If you are experiencing low back pain, come see one of our physical therapists and we'll have you pain-free in no time!