How to prevent back pain when standing.

Hairdressers, stylists, therapists, chefs and alike all seem to face the same problems. For some it might be shoulder pain going into the head or to the hand, back pain or even leg pain – not to mention varicose veins.

You need to ask yourself:

Are you standing on a hard floor for extended periods of time?

  • Do you find yourself bending over in an uncomfortable position to do your job?
  • Do you tend to stand on one leg more than the other?
  • Do you wear correct shoes? Or orthotics?
  • Are you making time each day to regularly move and stretch in between clients?

Around 70% of hairdressers, stylists and therapists report having pain, most of this on a daily basis with back, neck and leg pain unnecessarily!

Prevention is the key to reducing and eliminating the muscular and structural issues associated with a predominantly standing occupation.  

Below is a list of recommendations I make to clients:

  • Maintain good posture…. always! Speak to a therapist to evaluate your posture and help fix any imbalances and give you corrective exercises. Poor posture is a key factor in back pain when standing.
  • Therapeutic deep tissue work and dry needling can reduce stress.
  • If it’s a neck or wrist issue and you’re having trouble moving it fully then you may need a manipulation of the joint to free up the movement.
  • Help prevent tendonitis of the wrist, thumb or forearm by using good technique and form and ensuring your equipment is in good condition thus minimizing awkward positions.
  • Ensure you have good footwear. Talk to your therapist for recommendations.

If you are suffering with back pain and leg pain, arm and hand pain or neck pain, I may be able to help you. Many of my patients have eliminated pain with a customized treatment program.

Call james now on 0872699053 to help you reduce or eliminate pain

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