How Sore On The Back Is Wfp?

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  1. S.W. Window Cleaning

    S.W. Window Cleaning Active Member
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    Hi,
    Im just about to get my wfp system but I suffer with a bad back. I sometimes have to go and get it manipulated by a physio. I told my physio that I was starting window cleaning and he said it was not the job for me. Too sore on the back & neck.
    Anybody else suffer back trouble & able to clean windows? Thanks for any advice.
    Steve :)
     
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  2. All Round Cleaning

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    I only do tops wfp and after a full day you can feel it on your shoulders and lower back but you get used to it .
    I have noticed that since using the wfp my shoulders seem to be more defined .
     
  3. Jeff Brimble

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    Ask him to prescribe back excercises for you, basically lying down on the floor riding a bike. Done properly the excercise will alleviate any back problems. Also look into the Alexandra technique, its very similar. After a couple of weeks wfp your neck may feel like its going to drop off but after 6 months you rebuild the muscles required.
    Its a whole lot better than falling off a ladder.
     
  4. Donny

    Donny Well-Known Member
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    Ive done various other jobs over the years, although im new to WFP i can safely say its easier on the back than anything ive done before, ( so far anyway) Make sure you have a light pole and you should be fine, ive two poles a Brodex Hydra and a Gardiner clx , i can feel a big difference between the two , so its Gardiner pole all the way for me :D
     
  5. Belfastcleaning

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    i have a bad back, 3 vertabrates are crushed between 50-70%, look like pizza slices now.. generally wake up everyday with a sore back, take tablets everyday.. been using wfp for a good few months now, and back dosent cause me much grief, can hurt doing some hard to reach windows above cons and extensions etc, but compared to ladders i find it much easier.. if anything hurts its the arms!!!

    but one thing i would recommend is a carbon fibre pole, makes things so much easier..
     
  6. OoO

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    I can manage a full week wfp and i fell off a roof in 2007. I always have had a bad back......

    My advice is buy a book called "TREAT YOUR OWN BACK" I used to have physio twice a month, havent had it for 6 months!
     
  7. S.W. Window Cleaning

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    Thanks guys. Thats really encouraging.
    Cheers,
    Steve :)
     
  8. S.W. Window Cleaning

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    Just ordered a copy of the book :)
     
  9. OoO

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    Good good. The exercises are simple enough. But it gives you emergency exercises.

    When I used to get my bad days I Could have been sore for 3/4 days. If the pain is coming I
    Do em. Then I am only sore for that day
     
  10. shazzy692002

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    As a female, it absolutely kills me. My right elbow throbs, im assuming i have tennis elbow coming.

    My neck and shoulders kill to, that it even hurts to look left. Just had 8 days off over xmas, hopeing this would cure it, but no such luck.

    Good point, i eat lots of chocies and dont put on weight. lol.
     
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