Every client I work with needs help with their activities of daily living to make them safer for their bone health. This guide is dedicated to sharing that knowledge with you. These guidelines are a part of my Health Guides series.
1. Activities of Daily Living — Transcript
Hi, and welcome to “The Guide to Moving Safe.”
This guide is filled with lots of photographs, videos on how to move safe, both in the perspective of your bone health, in the perspective of disc and joint health.
And so, it’s really a great guide for anybody who, one especially, those of you with low bone density, but anybody who might have joint pain or disc issues. It’s a really good resource for kind of trying to carry over the safe movement patterns.
So often, when we’re making recommendations, we’ll make two or three suggestions as therapists to our clients on, you know, “Make sure you don’t do forward bends.” But I realized over the years that it’s hard for individuals.
You’re not, like therapists, thinking about movement patterns all day long, so it’s hard for you to carry over. “Oh yeah, she said not to do forward bends when I tie my shoes or when I’m picking up items,” but then you’re not thinking about that when you’re unloading your dishwasher, or raking your leaves, or tending to your dog, those kind of things.
And so, this guide really breaks it down from all the items I could think of in the kitchen, to the items or movements that you might be doing in your yard, in your study, those kind of things, so that hopefully, you’ll really start to see a pattern.
And if there’s something that isn’t there, then send me an email. I’m happy to always add to “A Guide to Moving Safe.” But it’s pretty comprehensive and I think you’ll find it really helpful. So, I welcome you into the journey of “The Guide to Moving Safe.”
2. Activities of Daily Living — Important Articles
The following are the most important articles on this blog on activities of daily living.
- The Lady with the Painted Toenails — A Story About Flexion
- A Tip to Help You Open Your Fridge
- Raking Leaves
- Lifting and Moving Objects
- Mowing the Lawn (Lawnmower)
- Weeding Your Garden
- Shoveling Snow
- Is There a Safe Way to Put on Shoes
- Five Health Tips
- How to Safely Remove Your Laundry from Your Washer and Dryer