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Proper Body Mechanics while Pruning

Keep wrists neutral

Avoid over reaching and bending at wrist.
Avoid over reaching and bending at wrist.

 


  • Keep your wrists as close to neutral as possible. If wrist is bent you have less strength and are more prone to injury. A wrist support may assist.
  • Look for ergonomically designed tools
  • Keep tools well sharpened so you need less force to cut
  • Get longer handled tools to prevent over reaching or bending