By Jeff Sheppard 08 Mar 2019 no comment 1651 Views

Some jobs are very physically demanding.  Others involve less activity, but still require you to be on your feet all day.  People who work these jobs experience different strains on their bodies than people in sedentary jobs.

Here are some suggestions to help relieve those strains.

Standing Jobs

If you stand for most of the day, take mini-breaks and move around a bit.

Do some stretches:  bending side to side, stretching your arms overhead, shaking out your legs and arms, etc.

If you can, stand with one foot slightly raised and resting on a rail, block, or whatever support is acceptable for your supervisor and/or workplace safety coordinator.

Wear comfortable shoes that support your ankles and feet.

Make appointments for regular chiropractic maintenance.

Physical Labour Jobs

If your job involves physical labour, always take 10 minutes to stretch before you begin your daily duties.  Try lunges, partial squats, toe push-ups and knee-to-chest stretches.  Ask your chiropractor for pointers!

Lifting heavy objects can cause injuries.  Position the object close to your body and use your knees, arm, and leg muscles to slowly lift the object.  Keep the load close to your body, keep your back straight, and avoid twisting your body while lifting.

If you need to move a heavy object sideways, pivot by moving your feet rather than twisting your back.

As with Standing Jobs, make sure you are wearing supportive footwear and any other safety gear that your workplace requires.

Maintenance care will keep you at your best at work.  Therefore, if you haven’t got your next appointment booked, call Sheppard Chiropractic Centre at (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172.

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