Don’t let falling leaves take you out this autumn

October 18, 2016   |   Evidence in Integrative Healthcare

Autumn leavesThe autumn leaves produce a scene of changing colors that is beautiful to behold. When they have fallen to the ground and jumping in the piles is done, they need to be raked up. There are a number of possible injuries that can occur during this process and many of them can be avoided with the following basic advice suggested in MedlinePlus’ to Leave Those Raking Injuries Behind: warm up and cool down, clear debris and consider footwear to avoid falling down, avoid twisting motions, take breaks, use proper equipment, and protect your back. Good advice for providers and patients alike!