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    Most people are unaware of the wide variety of causes of neck pain. These can include poor posture and ergonomics, strains from falling or sleeping in an awkward position, general neck weakness, chronic pain patterning, overall neural conditioning, and in most cases a combination of the above. Decreasing activity level, sitting at work and in the car, crouching over our laptops and phones, are all habits and traits common of the twenty-first century. This in combination w...
Posted on 2019-01-16
Cell phones and tablets and smart watches, OH MY! Text neck is a term used in the rehab world to describe neck pain and possible underlying postural complications and/or damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices too frequently and for too long. The posture of bending your neck to look down to read or text is a growing concern due to the the increased usage of digital devices these days.  Especially of concern are the growing number of children...
Posted on 2018-10-09
The current trend in ergonomics has been to promote the health benefits of adjustable or sit-stand workstations. However, according to many of the latest ergonomic research, too much focus has been placed on standing more and sitting less. The more important focus should be balancing both postural positions throughout the day and working on maintaining good body posture.   This has not only been substantiated with many ergonomists, but also holds true in my many years of exp...
Posted on 2018-09-28
Sitting and being stationary is something we all do on a daily basis, but for some of us sitting is worse than for others and in a lot of cases unavoidable based on your job. People who sit too much often suffer from low back pain, sciatica, elbow or neck pain to name a few. Even though sitting may be unavoidable it does not have to create new problems for you. For many of us, the most we sit is while we are at work. By improving your work station you can help improve your posture, reduce pain a...
Posted on 2018-05-18
Why do Ergonomic Assessments fail? The implementation of sound office ergonomic programs have been rising over the past decade with the increase in desk jobs, mobile device use and reliable technology and infrastructure. Properly designed office workstations help employees avoid fatigue and discomfort and promote employee productivity! However, if the strategy of addressing office ergonomics is to reduce and eliminate risk factors that contribute to injuries and poor work performance, the...
Posted on 2018-04-25
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