Stretching for Injury Prevention with Liz Navarrete
Concise Length 10 min
Available for MP4 video download by purchasing a corporate or single-site license.
This program will make you a believer in the importance of stretching as part of an injury prevention routine. Liz Navarrete explains that the movements, postures and positions we take on each day while working can cause harm to our muscles and joints as they are forced into awkward or strained positions. To prevent injury and remain pain-free, our major joints and muscles need to be stretched in the opposite direction in order to “undo” the damage and remain flexible and pliable.
To achieve this, Liz demonstrates eight simple stretches that can be used as a whole-body stretching routine, including stretches for the neck, upper back, lower back, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles, and hands, wrists and elbows. While demonstrating these eight stretches with a live audience, Liz also discusses the importance of incorporating posture, balance and body mechanics into our daily movements and activities. Liz explains that true injury prevention happens when proper posture and body mechanics become a habit and frequent stretching becomes part of our daily routine, both at work and at home.