Poor posture subjects a worker's body to muscle imbalance, nerve compression

Occup Health Saf. 1994 Sep;63(9):38-40, 42.

Abstract

Forward head and shoulder postures and associated muscle imbalances are prevalent among today's workers, according to ongoing research in the physical therapy field. Information on proper posture should be used proactively to educate employees as part of injury prevention training. Maintaining muscle strength in the desirable posture will require ongoing exercise and attention from the worker. The self-direct approach will not eliminate all cases of tendonitis, epicondylitis and other disorders, but it will have a significant positive impact.

MeSH terms

  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / etiology
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / physiopathology
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / prevention & control
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Humans
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiopathology*
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / physiopathology
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / prevention & control
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / rehabilitation*
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology
  • Occupational Diseases / physiopathology
  • Occupational Diseases / prevention & control
  • Occupational Diseases / rehabilitation*
  • Pain / physiopathology
  • Pain / prevention & control*
  • Posture / physiology*