Body Mechanics and Ergonomics Training

What is Body Mechanics and Ergonomics Training?

Proper technique is vital when we are performing tasks such as lifting, vacuuming, sweeping, washing dishes, reaching for objects, etc. Poor technique can lead to low back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain – to name a few. You may have heard the phrase, “Lift with your legs, not your back.” Do you know exactly what this means? How do we lift properly with our legs? Your therapist will educate you on proper technique for whatever tasks you may need to perform on a regular basis. Certain exercises or stretches may be prescribed to target certain muscle groups in order for you to perform the task with more ease.

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How can an optimum Care Provider help you recover?

At optimumCare Provider, we know that healthy, strong patients recover faster from life’s challenges. That’s why we’ve designed treatments and programs to help empower you to make healthier choices, every day. Our experts can evaluate your fitness and create a supervised exercise and nutrition program just for you. We’ll show you how to boost your unique metabolism, burn calories, add muscle, and eat better — while having fun doing it.

Why should you choose us for Body Mechanics and Ergonomics Training?

Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility

Science-Based Custom Workouts

Get back to Playing Sports

Injuries Prevention Tips

Injury Prevention is the key to a healthy and successful season. If you think injuries are bound to happen once you begin to increase your volume of training … think again!

Listen to your Body
You are the only one that knows exactly what you are feeling. You are the best judge of whether or not you should RUN or REST. Be smart! If there is any doubt as to whether you should run, choose the more conservative route: complete rest or (pain-free) cross training.
Introduce VARIATION to help avoid repetitive stresses.
Alternate and/or change your running shoes frequently; ensure you are in the most appropriate shoe for your foot and body type; vary running surfaces; change your running route; adjust the type of workout; and incorporate cross-training on non-running days.
Incorporate STRENGTH TRAINING 2x/week
Regular strength training helps you stay healthy and become a faster, more efficient runner.The best strengthening exercises: are three-dimensional, multi-joint; focus on the FULL body; and are running-specific.
Implement RUNNING DRILLS during warm-ups and easy runs.
Running drills are one of the most effective ways to improve your running form – and focusing on your running form can make a significant difference in helping you become a better, faster, more efficient runner.Why do them? Drills teach your body to land below your center of mass and absorb the force of impact. They help improve foot strike and can improve performance with an increase in stride rate and stride length.

What benefits does Body Mechanics and Ergonomics Training provide?

Decrease Chance of Injury

Increase Athletic Performance

Reduce Pain and Fatigue

Improve Posture and Spine Support

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