Melanie McKinney, PT, DPT, PCS

Melanie McKinney – Physical Therapist

Question: How can I take care of my neck and back when I push my child in a stroller?
Answer: Pushing a stroller is part of normal daily tasks for parents.
When pushing the stroller, stay as close as possible, allowing
your back to remain straight, and your shoulders back. Your entire
body should provide the force to push the stroller, not just your
arms. Avoid pushing the stroller ahead of you causing your back
and shoulders to hunch forward which can cause strain to your
back, neck and shoulders. For more information call Melanie at
STARS Pediatrics at 208-367-8282.