PT tip of the day: Proper lift technique for those holiday packages

Prepare for the lift by drawing your navel to your spine to set your core. Stand with legs apart to increase your base of support, bend from the knees, keep back straight, keep the load close to your body, lift from the legs. Don’t twist from the spine, instead turn feet with the load. Don’t ever bend from the waist, which would put strain on the lower back.