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Snow Shoveling: Tips to Avoid Low Back Pain

Posted on December 28th, 2011

Well, almost a week ago now was the “beginning of winter”, and yet we have been enjoying 30-50 degree weather here in Minnesota.   Although with the holidays there is a lot of talk about snow in the clinic.  Many are happy we haven’t had to deal with driving in the snow.  Snow lovers are anxiously awaiting fresh snow to get out and enjoy their winter activities, and the snowbirds well…..are starting to head south. Of course with all that snow comes the task of SNOW REMOVAL.  This isn’t going to be a one-time deal either.  The average snowfall in the Twin Cities is 45.3 inches with an average of 100 days per year with at least 1 inch of snow cover.  It’s no secret we’ll be shoveling this winter.

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