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Gardening is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s a great form of exercise and can help to reduce stress and improve well-being.

Did you know that Sheffield contains around 4.5 million trees located within more than 250 woods, parks and gardens? That’s more trees per person than any other city in Europe!

Add that to the fact that each year the peak district hosts events such as the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, numerous village fates and well dressings it’s easy to see how many of the residents of Sheffield and surrounding areas have green fingers.

Many would see gardening as a gentle activity however often it requires physical work in awkward positions with repetitive amounts of bending and lifting. People tend to spend many hours at a time in their gardens so it’s important to understand how you can prevent injury.

Common areas of injury include the lower back, knees, elbows and shoulders. The good news is that the chances of a lot of these common injuries occurring can be significantly reduced by following some tricks and tips. We have outlined these in our ‘how to prevent injuries whilst gardening’ article which you can view here.

If you are currently experiencing an injury or issue that is preventing you from gardening then get in contact with us today. Our physiotherapists are all trained to be able to help you quickly recover and get you back out in the garden as soon as possible!

Happy gardening!

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