Julie Entwistle, C.Dir. (c), MBA, BHSc (OT), BSc (Health / Gerontology)
Repetitive activity using improper posture and body mechanics can result in excess energy expenditure, fatigue, pain and even injury or damage to muscles and joints over time. Therefore, it’s important to know the proper body mechanics required when completing everyday tasks and activities, at home, at play or at work or school.
The following episode of our Occupational Therapy Video Series: OT-V discusses how to ensure you are using proper body mechanics with respect to:
· workspace design
· lifting and repetitive muscle use
· excessive standing
· excessive sitting
· hand movements
· excessive energy output.
Take a look to learn how an OT can help you improve body mechanics and reduce the risk of injury and pain in the long-term. Remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel for access to this and other great OT-V videos!