These two professions are very similar in a few ways. They are both fast acting industries in which people demand good quality customer service. Standing all day whether you wait tables, being a chef, working in a busy department or retail store, can put a lot of pressure and stress physically and mentally on the body and can result in muscle, ligament and joint strains.
Most hospitality and retail workers complain of:
- Pain in the neck, shoulders and upper extremities from lifting and poor posture
- Headaches and migraines
- Pain in the Lower back from lifting heavy materials and stock
- Pain in the hips, knees and ankles from imbalances and standing all day
- Disc problems and Sciatica
At Moreland Osteopathy, our Osteopaths are trained to recognize imbalances in the body and treat the areas accordingly. We offer advise with exercise and core strengthening to keep your body in tune and in alignment. If you do have an injury it is best to see a professional right away as your pain could get worse and lead to further incorrect compensations in the body, especially since you stand and lift a lot of the day.