Standing in front of a room full of eager minds providing them with information on your favorite topic can be a very rewarding job. Whether it is teaching preschoolers the colors of the rainbow or college students calculus, most teachers are on their feet for hours at a time. Here are tips for preventing low back pain for teachers.
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Watch your posture, making sure you do not sway your low back and hang your head forward
- Walk at work whenever possible
- To avoid low back pain when standing in one spot, prop one foot up about 4 inches whenever possible on the back of a stool or book. This makes you balance your pelvis.
- Exercise to strengthen your whole body when not at work. Stronger legs and core will prevent pain.
- Stretch in the morning and evening specifically cat/cow and calf stretches
- If you teach younger students, sit in adult sized chairs
How can acupuncture help teachers?
- Sleep better
- Build your immune system again germs
- Treating athletic injuries, especially for coaches
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