By Mary Pletsch 20 Mar 2019 no comment 477 Views
Some of us drive for a living. Others commute to and from work each day. Depending on your job, you may need to drive in between work sites. Also, some people have to travel for meetings, conferences, or training sessions.
Advice for Drivers
Schedule time to stop the vehicle periodically and get out for a stretch break. Your back will thank you. It will also help you to stay alert while driving.
Drivers experience unique stresses on their backs. Regular chiropractic care can help. If you haven’t got your next appointment booked, call Sheppard Chiropractic Centre at (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172.
Check out our tips for Back Care for Drivers. These tips apply to people who drive for work as well as people who are driving for personal reasons.
You should not have to stretch to reach the pedals or the steering wheel. Adjust the headrest so that it is level with your head and no more than two inches behind your head.
To reduce fatigue or discomfort, do the quick and easy exercises listed below at stoplights, while stuck in slow traffic, or at other safe opportunities.
Exercises for Drivers
Open your toes as wide as you can, count to ten, and then close them. Repeat.
Hold the steering wheel and roll your shoulders forwards and backwards. Then scrunch up your shoulders, roll them up to your ears, and then down again. Repeat.
Count to five while you tighten your calf muscles. Count to five while you tighten your thigh muscles. Count to five while you tighten your buttocks. Repeat.