We have all been guilty of pushing our bodies too far, especially when you are in the middle of the season, flat out and suddenly you get a “twinge”.. that warning shot!
Instead of throttling back, lying down and taking it easy, we tell ourselves “only another 3 weeks before the boss leaves” or ” I’ll get it looked at a the end of the charter” but how many of us do get it looked at?
A Captain recently got a twinge in his back carrying water onto the passarell in readiness for a charter. During the charter the twinge turned to pain in his lower back and by the end of the charter, it was hurting down into his hip and down his leg; not boding well for potential sciatic nerve damage. After the charter he had to move the boat but the pain was severe and had to pull into a port to get an emergency doctor aboard for an injection. Why did he not rest up, I hear you say? Because he had guests waiting for the next charter, he was under pressure… Read more >>
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