It is generally acknowledged that if possible it’s better to stay active when suffering with back problems rather than spending prolonged periods of time lying in bed. Regular physical exercise which involves moving the back, neck and shoulders is an ideal way to strengthen the muscles and keep joints mobile. Unfortunately for many who drive for long periods this means more time sat in the same position and less movement which can have a knock on effects on our neck, spine, shoulders and hips. Over time this might lead to poor posture and pain. To mark the recent World Reflexology Week, Kate Mulliss from the Association of Reflexologists has pulled some tips together for all drivers whether you currently experience any back issues or not.
If you feel that you have ongoing back issues, it is advised that you see a doctor because there could be other factors affecting your back.
Kate Mulliss from the Association of Reflexologists demonstrates a selection of hand techniques which drivers may find helpful. To watch their video please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu3HgtiGO1Q&feature=youtu.be
For further tips please read our Ergonomics leaflet attached: IAM RoadSmart Ergonomics Leaflet