Body ergonomics is the last thing a new tech thinks about when starting in this industry. It takes time to build strength and stamina to get through long days. Providing service on other people is a very physical job. You might not think so because nail technicians sit when performing their services but the physical toll on a nail technicians joints is brutal. And if you don’t take care of your body you will be part of the 5 year burnout group of techs who couldn’t make it in the business because they couldn’t tolerate the physical downfalls.
Common repetitive use injuries in the nail industry
- Posterior pelvic tilt
- Reverse curve of the neck
- Rolled shoulders
- Hip bursitis
- Carpal tunnel
- Cubital tunnel
- Tennis elbow
All of these conditions can be prevented to keep you healthy, happy and productive. I am going to teach you stretches later in the module to reverse many of the conditions I just listed but I want to talk to you first about preventative measures.
“Success begins with a philosophy of Prevention and preservation”