Injury-Free Approach to Raking Leaves

Whether you are the kind of person who waits until all the leaves have fallen before picking up a rake – or you love the challenge of maintaining a leaf-free lawn, Body Gears Physical Therapy can help you have an injury-free raking season.

Improperly twisting, bending, and reaching while raking can lead to soreness and injury including the most common complaints – upper or lower-back strain, neck strain and shoulder pain.

Before you grab your gardening gloves and reach for your rake, watch our video and learn practical tips and best practices for improving body mechanics and reducing strain on your back and body.

At Body Gears, we believe that freedom of movement is the foundation of a healthy and satisfying life.  We help patients by assisting in prevention and recovery from injuries that can occur in everyday life including walking, shoveling snow, gardening, and raking leaves.

If raking season got the best of you, call us at 877-709-1090 to schedule an appointment with one of our Physical Therapists. Our team looks forward to helping you reach and maintain your functional potential.