WCB has prepared a variety of resources to educate Albertans that activity and exercise is one of the best treatments for back pain. You can support your workers and their backs with the following resources available for order. These will not only educate your employees, but also help you by keeping them
on the job.
Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors
Learn about if chiropractic treatment is right for you and find a chiropractor in your area. http://www.albertachiro.com/
The Straighten Up Alberta program is designed to help you improve your posture, stabilize core muscle groups, enhance your health and prevent problems with your spine. http://www.straightenupalberta.com/
Lifting, sitting, bending and crouching all affect the health of your back. Make sure you use the proper techniques to prevent injuries while at work. http://www2.worksafebc.com
Exercise helps relieve back pain
A research study confirms that exercise helps back pain. Learn about the study and tips on how to prevent and handle back pain.
Take a closer look at your back. Learn about your symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for back pain. http://www.back.com/
Chatelaine looks at back care specific for women throughout all stages of life. http://site.chatelaine.com
A trusted resource for back, neck and lower back pain with information on causes, symptoms and treatments.
Toward Optimized Practice
Check out the guidelines on this site to see what treatments options help with lower back pain.
Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions
Not sure what to do with lower back pain? Check out this YouTube video on getting back at it. http://www.youtube.com
Back to basics: a how-to booklet designed to recover from and prevent back injuries. This booklet will help you understand the mechanics of back pain and show you some easy preventative strategies that will assist you to keep your back healthy.
Note: There is a charge of $2.50 + GST for the hardcopy Back to Basics booklet for orders over 25.
Back pain posters: helps promote healthy back behaviors and encourages those who suffer from back pain to exercise and get back into activities.
Trucker stretching. PDF.
To order, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with your company name, contact name, mailing address, phone number, resource requested and quantity or call
Swimmer #1. PDF.
Swimmer #2. PDF.
|Yoga. Pub. #: WCB-064. PDF.
13 x 17".
Terrance McDonald's Story
|Woman with dog. Pub. #: WCB-101-1. PDF.
13 x 17".
|Jeans. Out of stock. PDF.||Get well sooner. Out of stock. PDF.|
|Scrubs. Out of stock. PDF.||Elliptical. Publication. Out of stock. PDF.
|Flippers.Out of stock. PDF.
||Don't call in a stiff. Out of stock. PDF.|