Tis’ the Season for Back Injury—Part 2

With snow and ice comes slippery conditions when walking outside this season.

If you do fall, here are some tips on what to do:

  • Protect your head
    • Having your feet fly out from underneath you increases the likeliness of the back of your head catching the impact of your body weight and can lead to serious brain injury
    • Put your elbows down if you have to but try and fall to your knees. The closer you are to the ground the less the impact will be. Try to fall to the side as well.
  • Walk like a penguin
    • When walking on ice, do not place your heel or toe on the ice before the other. Place your whole foot flat on the ice and slowly add weight to the foot that is forward and then do the same with the other foot.

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