The Ergonomics of Brewing: Avoiding Injury and Staying the Course in the Brewery

Craft Brewers Conference 2019
Location: Denver, Colorado
Speakers: Steve Finnie

Sore back? Shoulders hurt? Never enough ibuprofen? Let’s talk. Join Steve Finnie, brewer and owner of Little Thistle Brewing Company and licensed Physical Therapist to talk about what you can do to maintain your physical health and avoid injury in the brewing profession. Attendees will learn how to develop a simple, low cost injury prevention program with techniques to decrease risk of injury, as well as stretches and core strengthening exercises to maintain overall health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn techniques to improve your working environment and make it more ergonomically healthy
  • Learn techniques to lift, carry, and shift weight with a goal of avoiding injury
  • Learn how to troubleshoot aches and pains, and ask: Why does it hurt? How do I make it stop hurting? Who can help?
  • Learn stretching and strengthening exercises to maintain overall health