Musculoskeletal disorders are soft tissue injuries that affect the muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments, joints and/or blood vessels. MSDs are typically caused by or made worse with repeated exertions, awkward positions and / or forceful movements.
Whether at home or work, your body can’t distinguish between similar movements. The bucket model illustrates that activity, whether at work or home, falls into the same container. Increasing the amount of activity at either location will increase the bucket’s contents. If you don’t provide enough time for recovery, you may start to experience discomfort. If the activity level continues without sufficient rest, pain and then injury may occur.