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The physical self care of therapists is an important element in helping us to maximise our fitness to work, and to withstand the particular physical and emotional challenges of the job.
Being generally a sedentary occupation there are potential long term health problems to be avoided. Establishing a sound regime of regular exercise is important in helping to minimize weight gain, cardiovascular disorders etc.
Because many of us spend many hours sitting it is important to ensure that chairs are adequately designed to support the back.
Monitoring own physical healthEdit
Our own physical health can affect our fitness to practice and good self care allows us to take time of to attend to our own health needs.