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Ergonomics: Your Garden

Your garden is your outdoor paradise. Gardening, however, can be hard on your body. But it doesn't have to be. It's important to realize that many lawn and garden chores are repetitive by nature. Trimming hedges, pruning bushes,or planting bulbs often require the same muscles to be used over and over again.When designing a new garden or updating an existing one here are a few things to keep in mind that will make your garden more ergonomically friendly.

  • Create a small garden, which is easy to maintain. This doesn't have to mean sacrificing looks or productivity. Use grow containers, plant vines, choose dwarf varieties and use intensive planting practices.
  • Use stackable containers that are at eye level to eliminate excessive bending.
  • Choose hanging baskets with pulleys, which make them easy to raise and lower.
  • Place large, heavy pots on wheels to make them easier to move.
  • Build raised beds, roughly 10-14 inches above ground that are comfortable to access from a seated position. Or, build the seating right into the bed.
  • Put your garden on stilts at waist level so you can garden while standing up if sitting down on the job doesn't appeal to you.
  • Create garden paths that have firm footing and which are wide enough to push a wheelbarrow or garden cart along smoothly.
  • Choose plants that take minimal maintenance.

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  • "I would like to thank Dr. John for helping me get moving again. If it wasn't for your help I'd still be sockless. I'd also like to thank Dr. Audrey for introducing me to the nearly instantaneous relief of acupuncture and helping me walk without pain again. You two have to be the most caring couple ever. I would have never gotten this far if it wasn't for the two of you. I can't thank you enough."
    - D.M., Winnipeg / Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • "For years I suffered with foot pain that made each step a misery. Dr. John found the problem and he has helped me fix it. Getting customized orthotics for my shoes was an improvement and a treatment plan for my feet keeps me going completely pain free. I really like how Dr. John's office can accommodate my busy work schedule to fit in my treatments."
    M.C., Winnipeg/Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • "I have seen chiropractors all my life. Some chiropractors can be very rushed or very rigid in terms of what types of care they will offer or recommend. The care I received at this office was above and beyond anything I had before. I appreciate the availability and the consistency of care options."
    A.D., Winnipeg/Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • "When I had my car accident, I was shocked at how much pain I was in. I could barely move my neck. Dr. Audrey was there for me. I was surprised at the effect that chiropractic care had on helping me to recover. It seemed that when I would start to stiffen up again, chiropractic treatment would settle things down right away. And this was a really good thing because I couldn't afford to miss opportunities or any time from work. That was two years ago. Even now that the accident case has closed I still see Dr. Audrey every month or two just to keep feeling good."
    C.C., Winnipeg/Winnipeg, Manitoba

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