Prevent Work Injury With Safe Stretching

December 22nd, 2014

Follow these illustrated safe stretching how to’s for workplace injury prevention.

Pectoral Stretch For Chest, Shoulders and Upper Back

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  • Clasp your hands behind your head.
  • Tuck your chin; press the back of your head into your hands, and press your elbows back.
  • Hold this position for a count of three seconds, relax, and repeat this exercise five times.

Wrist and Finger Extension – Stretches Wrist and Fingers

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  • Clench your hand into a fist. Hold this position for three seconds.
  • Relax, and repeat this stretch five times on each hand.
  • Now open your hand spreading the fingers as wide as possible. Hold this position for three seconds.
  • Relax, and repeat this stretch five times on each hand.

 Lower Back Stretches For Back Disks

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  • Standing up straight with your feet slightly apart, place your hands in the hollow of your back. Support yourself, and use a helper as needed.
  • Focus your eyes on a point straight ahead, and bend slightly backwards without bending your knees.
  • Don’t hold this position. Return carefully to the upright position.

Our number one goal is to keep you healthy and safe at work. Stretching is useful for both injury prevention and injury treatment. If you would like additional examples of stretching exercises to prevent workplace injury, please contact your ABR Representative or workplace supervisor.

 

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