When push comes to injury: What pushing a wheelchair does to your back

| Mon Jul 31 11:11:38 EDT 2017
When push comes to injury: What pushing a wheelchair does to your back

For a study at The Ohio State University, a volunteer performs a simulated wheelchair turning task. All subjects in the study pushed on a rig connected to an overhead braking system. Photo courtesy of Eric Weston, The Ohio State University.

When you push someone in a wheelchair, you may be hurting your back without knowing it.

Researchers at The Ohio State University Spine Research Institute measured the forces on the spine caused by pushing a wheelchair, and discovered that peo....

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