An accident, lift, slip or fall is easy to remember, but those only last a few seconds. The seemingly mundane everyday moments where nothing seems to happen can actually add up to have lasting effects in our body. To understand the stress and strain we put on our body, we first need to understand what is called Anatomically Neutral:
Generally, good standing posture, or an anatomically neutral position can be summed by a straight line drawn down from the ears, to the shoulders, down through the hips, knees, and through the arch of the foot with all in the same plane of alignment.
If only everything we did was possible from this neutral standing position, we would have a better understanding of how to be in proper alignment and avoid injury and fatigue.
Depending on our b…