Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Bay Lakes Knitting Guild to give knitters of all skill levels the opportunity to get to know other knitters, to learn new techniques, and to share their ideas, resources, and talents with the community.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sean F., Physical Therapist

Our March 10 meeting was a greatly anticipated program about repetitive injuries and how we could avoid them. Sean F., PT CSTC, graciously agreed to spend the evening educating us.

His first advice was that we should sit up straight. Relaxed shoulders and tucked in abdominal muscles ease back strain. He said to have your feet flat on the floor and put a pillow or TV tray in your lap to distribute the load of your project and raise it up closer to eye level.

Sean gave us instructions to stop for 10 minutes every hour to exercise our muscles and avoid injury. Get up and walk around, do some stretching, get a glass of water.

He also recommended having two projects On The Needles so that you can switch back and forth between size of needles and weight of the yarn to ease the strain on your wrists.

Sean demonstrated a few stretches and had us on our feet practicing them. It felt great.

Thanks for coming to our meeting, Sean, it was a very informative program and most enjoyable.