Did you know that stretching can prevent repetitive motion injuries?
July 6, 2015
A few years back, Anaco researched how they could prevent injuries in jobs with the highest levels of repetitive motion. After much discussion about the best way to address the problem, they instituted a stretching program where team members stretch for 2 minutes at the top of the hour throughout their shift. We are happy to report that these stretching exercises have helped reduce and almost eliminate repetitive type injuries from these departments.
The Anaco team recently decided that it was time to “refresh” the stretching program. If you’ve ever tried to stick to an exercise program, you know that doing the same exercise every day can get boring and you quickly lose interest. To avoid this, Anaco brought in a physical therapist from a local clinic to observe how team members perform their tasks and recommend stretches that would best prevent injuries. After the initial observations, the entire team came together in the training center in groups for a hands-on demonstration and practice of some new and improved stretches.
Great job Team Anaco!