This is something I have shared with some of my clients a long time ago but has resurfaced recently while helping family and friends with their prams.
How are you pushing your pram? have you even thought about this before? Well you should! And if you are pregnant and looking for a pram, look no further than here. Poor posture is one of the main reasons new mums have back pain. This means poor posture during the tasks you do frequently whether it be with a heavy weight, repetitive or awkward can be detrimental to your back.
Are you frantically pushing as hard and as fast as you can with arms outstretched? If so this is rounding your shoulders and placing extra load on your upper back. Next time bend your elbows and keep your arms close to your side. This allows you to stand up tall, open your chest and push with your body instead of your arms. This is a much better position for your back and can reduce and prevent back pain.
This pram is one of the best I have come across. City Mini GT by Baby Jogger. It has 3 wheels and a capsule you can insert which is awesome for transfering your sleeping baby. It’s so easy to maneuver and folds up with a handle in the middle, so no more looking for that elusive button to press. It has an adjustable handle so you and your partner can look after your backs (have the handle at waist height) and it’s not too heavy to lift into the car. And most importantly the brake is hand operated so no more chipping your toe nail polish with a foot brake! Baby Jogger Australia.
I'm Melanie, a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist.
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