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Back Safety: Turning

Protect your back while you stand or turn. Turning can twist your spine if you don’t do it right. Keep the tips on this sheet in mind as you move.

 

Man standing in front of open refrigerator holding food.

Man holding food, pivoting on heel to turn away from open refrigerator.

Man stepping forward after turning and placing food on counter.

Step 1

  • To turn, move your feet instead of twisting your body at the waist.

  • Turn your hips and shoulders together.

Step 2

  • Take short steps around.

  • Try pivoting on the heel closest to where you’re headed.

Step 3

  • Step forward out of the turn.

  • Keep your knees relaxed and your stomach muscles tightened.

Author: StayWell Custom Communications
Last Annual Review Date: 1/1/2008
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