Preventative exercises are a vital means to help avoid injury caused by the physical demands and repetitive nature of work as a seafarer. Repetitive strain injuries and musculoskeletal issues, often caused by heavy lifting, are common long-term health issues reported by seafarers.
The risks of experiencing a work-related injury are high and accessing treatment while at sea is difficult. So SHS has created six short exercise videos, led by a trained physiotherapist, to demonstrate exercises designed to reduce seafarers’ risk of developing common injuries associated with the demands of their physical jobs. The exercises require no specialised equipment and can easily be performed in small spaces such as ship cabins.