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How Specialized Physical Therapy Can Help With Strenuous Jobs

July 19, 2017

Many jobs today can be strenuous and really take a toll on one’s body. Jobs like this require proper form and strength the same way many common exercises do. When you do not have proper form and properly care for yourself when you have a physically demanding job, this can really wear on your body over time. Learn more about the different types of strenuous careers, how to avoid injuries while on the job, and why incorporating specialized physical therapy can help with strenuous jobs.

Types of Strenuous Careers

When thinking of physically demanding and strenuous careers, many think of a few specific ones, such as those in construction or roofing. But there are so many more. Those who work in landscaping or care for plants in nurseries spend a lot of time on their feet and lifting heavy objects both using core strength or upper body strength. People who work in healthcare can be on the feet all day and night while working long shifts. Those in the hospitality field also have a very strenuous job. Wait staff spend their entire shift on their feet going back and forth to the kitchen and often carrying heavy trays. Those who work on automobiles also have a taxing job often spending much time in a variety of positions, using upper and lower body strength. Get an idea of other jobs and see if yours is on the 27 most physically active jobs in America from Business Insider.

Avoiding Injuries

When working in a job that requires you to be on your feet for hours, or lifting objects, you need to make sure you are doing everything you can to avoid injuries. When it comes to lifting, make sure you are always lifting with your knees and legs and not your lower back. Pick up objects in a squat and slowly rise up maintaining good posture. Next, ensure workspaces are clutter-free to avoid falls. For jobs that require hours of standing, it is possible to injure yourself due to poor posture, improper shoes and more. Make sure you are wearing shoes that properly fit your feet and do not create added stress.

Incorporating Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can help you recover from a work injury or to help you avoid one. Working with a physical therapist can help you learn the proper posture for those that are on their feet all day. If you have a demanding job that requires you to do manual labor throughout the day, you can talk through your daily tasks with your physical therapist to develop the best form possible. Even if you are primarily seated throughout the day, it is important to read about how to sit comfortable at work.

To help you with your physical and mental health, Cherry Creek Wellness Center can assist. Our staff will help you avoid or treat work injuries and keep you at your best throughout the day. We are a holistic healthcare facility that will focus on treating and preventing musculoskeletal issues. Contact Cherry Creek Wellness Center in Denver today to see how we can help you!