Latest Shovel Stories

2011-12-23 08:00:00

Dr. Andrew Peretz with Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group Says It's Time To Take Simple Steps To Protect Your Back Carmel, NY (PRWEB) December 23, 2011 “We don't typically see snow-shoveling injuries in October,” says Dr. Andrew Peretz of Somers Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Group, “but this hasn't been a typical year.” When a freak storm hit the Northeast before Halloween, millions of people retrieved shovels from the depths of the...

2011-03-09 00:00:26

Levertech introduces Leanlever, a new innovative hand tool that assists in lifting and moving heavy loads. Users just lean or shift their weight to lift and move objects. Simple mechanical principles double lifting power while reducing back stress and fatigue. Use it to garden, move furniture, shovel heavy ice and snow, or to control heavy tools in DIY projects. Users shovel using legs and hips with less arm strength, making Leanlever especially useful for people needing ergonomic or...

2011-01-18 11:47:56

Known by many as one of the least favorite wintertime chores, shoveling snow can also be hazardous and is associated with many serious, even fatal events among both adults and children. A recent study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that an average of 11,500 snow shoveling-related injuries and medical emergencies were treated in U.S. emergency departments each year from 1990 to 2006....

2011-01-11 11:03:00

WEST ORANGE, N.J., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Snow shoveling doesn't have to be a pain in the neck ... or the back or elsewhere. In fact, shoveling snow can actually be good exercise if done safely and correctly. "Shoveling snow for about fifteen minutes at a time counts as moderate physical activity, similar to a brisk walk," said Terry Carolan, PT, NCS, ATP, Clinical Manager at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (http://www.kessler-rehab.com). "Adults are generally advised to do...

2010-12-29 13:31:00

Orthopaedic surgeons offer snow removal safety tips ROSEMONT, Ill., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Snow shoveling tends to be an unpleasant task--this mundane seasonal chore combines heavy lifting and cold weather, resulting in possible injuries to the back, shoulder muscles if shovelers do not take the proper precautions. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has recommendations to help you stay safe while clearing snow so you can still have some winter fun....

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