Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Which Shovel is Best for YOU?

Picking the Right Shovel

With winter in full swing it is important to make sure you have the proper equipment to keep you safe during the cold, slippery, winter months.

First of all, save all the hassle and install a heated driveway and walkways.

If not, then pay close attention !!!!

Facts and Myths of Shoveling

FACT: The Center for Injury Research and Policy, there are more than 11,000 medical                    emergencies each year related to shoveling snow. 

FACT: 2 minutes of shoveling snow can stress your cardiovascular system and raise heart
           rates past recommended levels.

MYTH: "When buying a shovel, bigger is better"

FACT: A shovel that is 18-22 inches wide is a good moderate size

Pros and Cons of Different Shovels


As always, be sure to stretch and take the proper precautions before shoveling to stay safe this winter! 

 PTW’s Stephen Linton, PT, DPT is the Clinical Supervisor at our Harleysville clinic. For an initial evaluation, call Steve at 267 932 9177 today!