Guidelines for Safe Movement

Following these simple guidelines will help:

  • Do not bend forward, as it puts you in danger of breaking the bones in your spine. Use your knees instead of bending at the waist.
  • Avoid twisting your torso – it will put pressure on your spine.
  • When lifting objects that are not too heavy, bend your knees and keep your back straight. Avoid lifting objects above shoulder level and do avoid reaching over your head to retrieve something from a shelf or cupboard.
  • Avoid activities that overload your spine when you are in a bent position, e.g., putting a roast in or out of the oven, putting wet laundry in the dryer, lifting the mattress to tuck in sheets, shovelling the driveway. Ask for help.
  • Think, then do. Don’t do something dangerous in a moment of impatience. Don’t be in a hurry to catch a bus, answer the phone or respond to a doorbell. Haste may create more problems than it’s worth.
  • Stick to moderate weight-bearing exercises. Jogging jars the spine and puts you at risk of injury.
  • Take extra care if you have a poor sense of balance, poor eyesight, or if you wear bifocals

 

More about Living Well with Osteoporosis:

Information on Falls and Daily Living

 Information on Fractures and Resources




Upcoming Events


  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017

    Public Osteoporosis Seminar

    6:30PM-8:00PM
  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017

    Fall Forum- Nutrients for Healthy Bones: How Much is Enough?

    7 to 9 pm
  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017

    Free Public Lecture

    7:00 pm
  • Tue
    03
    Oct
    2017

    WEBINAR Osteoporosis and Cancer: What is the Connection?

    1:00 pm
  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017

    Caribbean Dreamin Wine & Appetizers

    7 to 9 pm
  • Thu
    07
    Dec
    2017

    Holiday Liquor Raffle (draw)

    12:00 pm