Neetu TrivediRespiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers, Physical Therapist

Balancing Act

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Injured airport worker with back pain 
The key with solving repetitive work related injuries is to find the right balance between activity, rest and postural changes.  For instance, a baggage handler who is in a crouched position for long periods of time.  
Finding the ability to alter and change out out of the awkward position in a timely manner is key.  It sounds simple but rarely done in industrial settings.  
My success with injury prevention often comes from pointing out the obvious.  For instance, long periods of sitting should be balanced with periods of standing and performing back extension stretches. 
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Ideally providing a counter balance direction of force to sustained postures can limit the tissue breakdown as a result of fatigue.