OOS Prevention, Back and Neck Care

OVERVIEW

Everyone can improve their movement and prevent movement problems. Those at risk of developing problems do so because of how they organise themselves to work. Many sit in ways that fatigue the back and neck, hold unnecessary tension, fixate shoulders and have other bracing patterns that add considerable stress to muscles and tendons.

OOS is a collection of complex and often intransigent symptoms that develop when the body can no longer cope with the effects of accumulated strain. Symptoms can develop over a period of a few months to a few years dependant on ones tension patterns.

The symptoms develop as the end result of a process that could be avoided if a person knew how to move with ease, comfort, the least amount of muscle tension necessary and good functional co-ordination.

Our bodily movement is something that is inbuilt. Since our early childhood we have trained our bodies to move. The correct or incorrect way of moving stays with us throughout our adult lives.

We do not think about

  • the way we will lift a foot when we walk
  • how we will sit in a chair, or use a keyboard
  • how we reach, bend, stand or walk

We go home all tensed up. Our muscles feel the stress of over use. But that is because we have been going through the right motions the wrong way.

In just 3 hours you will learn how to improve efficiency and comfort at work at home and at sports. More comfort working at a desk, computer, laboratory or production line. More ease when you sit, stand, turn, bend or reach. Greater comfort getting out of a chair and driving a car.

You take part in a seminar that will, with practice, retrain your body to undergo the correct motions that will make a new person out of you.

SUITABLE FOR

People who wish to improve movement and to prevent or alleviate a broad range of postural discomforts including, back, neck, shoulder, arm and knee pain.

What participants have said

  • “My neck pain is no longer such a problem both at work and whilst driving” Accountant
  • “This system is likely to be one further method of self-managing certain work-related soft tissue conditions” Physiotherapist
  • “For years I had a knee injury, this new method of standing and walking works well” Project Manager

SEMINAR CONTENT

GENERAL OVERVIEW

  • What is OOS and how it develops
  • How new movement patterns are learnt
  • Changing habitual patterns
  • Utilising the “productive pause”

MOVEMENT EXERCISES

Gentle stress free exercises for:

  • Neck, shoulders, hips and knees
  • Arms and fingers
  • Turning, reaching and bending
  • Standing and walking

WORKSTATION SETUP

  • Optimum placement of the keyboard
  • Monitor, mouse and chair
  • Finding correct sitting posture

Class Details

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