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Avoiding Occupational Pain

Movement is the key to keeping your body healthy. Many people may not realize that working in dentistry can be taxing on your body. From working the front desk to sitting in a chair for  

long periods, an average day can put a lot of pressure on your body. If you’re not taking care of  yourself, you could run the risk of serious chronic pain or injury later in your life. Below are some tips to help promote a healthier lifestyle for you and your dental team. 

Make stretching a daily routine. 

One of the easiest steps you can take to reduce the strain put on your body is to build a stretching routine throughout the day. Even a short stretching session in the morning and at  night can help loosen up your body and promote blood circulation. 

Get up and move. 

Moving more throughout the day can also help keep you limber and stress-free especially if  your particular role requires you to remain in the same position all day. 

Exercise more.

Exercising can help strengthen your supporting muscles and promote overall improved health.  It has also been shown to help you sleep better at night, giving your body a chance to rest and  fully recover after a long day. While strength training will be most optimal for building your  stabilizing muscles, any type of exercise will be beneficial. 

Assess your office. 

See if there are opportunities to make your office more ergonomic. Whether that means  standing desks for the front office team or better seating for chairside work, there could be  ways to reduce the physical stress caused by work through simply replacing the furniture. 

A healthy team is a happy team. Do you worry chronic discomfort or pain is limiting the  productivity of your team and making them dread coming to work? Maybe you’re starting to feel chronic discomfort after years of working with patients. In order to address this pain and  discomfort, you need to first recognize the source. For more tips on how to maintain a happier, healthier, and more productive dental team, contact Creating Your Path LLC today!