Teaching Safe Lifting Technique in Bristol
While it may be widely known that one should lift with the legs, Craig offers more explanation as to why, and how even one time lifting “the lazy way” can cause lifetime damage to the spine.
“It’s important for someone who sees these injuries first hand to remind laborers of proper lifting technique. It’s a classic example of “it won’t happen to me,” but I’m here to tell you, it can. It even happened to me,” Craig shared. He recently suffered a back injury himself, so he speaks firsthand about how physical therapy can help treat back pain better than pain medications alone.
Bristol Back Injury Prevention for Sedentary Workers
A new phenomenon, “deskercising,”
“It doesn’t take a single event to cause a serious back injury. Most of our back pain patients are sedentary workers whose injuries were caused by years of poor sitting posture. To correct it, the patient has to be willing to relearn how to sit correctly. With simple exercises that they can complete at their desk, workers can help themselves be more conscious of their posture,” Craig says.
Helping Patients and the Bristol Community
Craig Zettergren, owner of the Physical Therapy Center, with locations in Bristol and Southington, along with his highly trained physical therapists, offers many free seminars to help local businesses take care of their employees and prevent back injuries. Other free events include Driving Mobility for senior citizens, helping to increase flexibility and their ability to view their blind spots, Youth Sports Injury Prevention seminars, Acute Injury Care, and other programs customized for any particular groups’ needs.
The Physical Therapy Center of Bristol and Southington-