Sep 14 2017

Stretching Programs for Workplace Athletes

Considering that all athletic practice periods as well as any competitive events begin and often end with some form of stretching, it seems relevant that our workplace athletes should likewise be employing a similar approach when preparing for a potentially labor intensive day ahead.  While our sport athletes (who often are in peak physical condition) participate in active- movement based warm ups, why would we expect our industrial athletes (many who may no longer be in peak physical condition) to immediately jump directly into a potentially high impact or heavy demand workload with no opportunity for the body to "warm up" in preparation for the tasks at hand.

The research has continued to show a positive correlation to health benefits when participating in a preparatory stretching and movement program when employed effectively.  Minimal to no negative side effects exist with these programs. Multiple benefits have been determined and continue to be researched including decreased injury, decreased lost time with injury, increased participant moral, improved flexibility, and more.

Here is an article to learn more about it, and if you are looking for a workplace stretching program designed specifically for your workforce, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. we'd love to help.
Sandy Greeson

Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, Essential Functions Evaluator, & Certifed Clinical Instructor