Ergonomics

Workstation Ergonomics: Fit Your Desk To You

2020-04-07T12:22:28-04:00August 21st, 2018|Injury Prevention, Prevention, Ergonomics|

Does your desk fit you?  Poor workstation ergonomics are often identified as a significant factor associated with people experiencing neck pain, low back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.  The study of ergonomics has provided a great deal of knowledge for adapting work strategies and computer workstations to decrease stress on a person’s body.  The problem is that these strategies are often ignored until after a costly problem has already begun. The Three Major Risk Factors For Injury Described By The [...]

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

2020-04-07T12:36:45-04:00November 29th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Wellness, Prevention, Ergonomics|

No SEDENTARY is! Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic at Arizona State University, coined the phrase “Sitting is the new smoking”. Studies have correlated chronic sitting with an "increased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, kidney disease in women colon cancer in men, numerous chronic issues related to obesity, and death." This means that if you work out and eat well, but then sit all day you are still considered a sedentary person.  The prolonged sitting cancels out the [...]