Body mechanics is a term used to describe the ways we move as we go about our daily lives. It includes how we hold our bodies when we sit, stand, lift, carry, bend, and sleep. Poor body mechanics are often the cause of back problems. When we don’t move correctly and safely, the spine is subjected to abnormal stresses that over time can lead to degeneration of spinal structures like discs and joints, injury, and unnecessary wear and tear.
That is why it is so important to learn the principals of proper body mechanics. But don’t worry, it’s not complicated. And once you get used to them, they can easily be incorporated into your daily life. Lon Egbert and associates can help teach your employees the basics of body mechanics and help them to prevent injuries on the job.