Girl Gardening

The Good Gardening Posture Guide

Cheyne Thompson Lifestyle Health

As spring approaches, people are spending more time in the garden. It is a great way to relax, get some exercise and enjoy your environment. At Clayfield Chiropractic, we do see more injuries related to digging, carrying buckets, lifting pot plants and potting mix, pushing wheel barrows etc, now.
It is important to maintain good posture whilst gardening to minimise the chance of injuries. Try to use an appropriate tool for the job you are doing, take walks and breaks from working in the same position, and stretch occasionally. Sometimes you don’t feel your sore back until later that night or the next day, so please keep that in mind when you are spending a lot of time in the garden.
At Clayfield Chiropractic, we offer guidance on some exercises that can help to strengthen your muscles and maintain good posture, if done regularly.
Cheyne Thompson

We know gardening is a healthy and wonderful hobby. We also know that gardening, as an outdoor activity, can yield dividends for more than just dinner time! It is a great way to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle as long as you are appropriately equipped with the knowledge to maintain the upkeep of your body as well as your garden. Consider asking us for guidance on exercises to help strengthen your muscles and maintain good posture.



Additionally, The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia’s web site also has information to help maintain a healthy spine. You can find that at www.chiropractors.asn.au

References

Cultivating Good Posture While Gardening, Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, 28 February 2017,

Cheyne Thompson

Author: Cheyne Thompson

Cheyne graduated from Sydney College of Chiropractic and Osteopathy in 1984. She also has postgraduate qualifications in paediatric chiropractic care. Before joining Clayfield Chiropractic Clinic in 1993, Cheyne enjoyed seven years in a Sydney based practice. Cheyne has three children and 2 grandchildren.