Cut & Pasted below:
What is the correct lifting technique to prevent injury? Short answer: there isn't one! This video shows the world record holder for a deadlift.....lifting from a flexed spine position!! So why do we continue to "scare" workers into adopting "the correct lifting technique" to prevent injury?
Here's some interesting evidence to ponder:
"Manual handling training often involves teaching people how to lift, as lifting is the main way of loading the spine and is often cited as provocative in those with LBP" (Coenen et al., 2014).
"There is no in vivo evidence that lifting with a round back is a predictor for LBP, nor that lifting with a straight back is safer, despite this being a widely held belief" (Nolan et al., 2018)
Kingma et al., 2010 and van Dieen et al., 1999 = “there is no substantial biomechanical evidence to support training and instruction in which the squat technique is advocated.”
"This may help to explain why teaching people how to lift has not been shown to be effective in preventing LBP (Hignett et.al, 2008)
Food for thought!https://lnkd.in/feUQ9id
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