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
The core includes your abdominal muscles, back muscles and the muscles around the pelvis. Strong core muscles make it easier to do many physical activities.  However, core exercises are only useful if they are done in situations that mimic your activity level. In a 'relaxed state' the diaphargm is available to help perform core exercises link the plank.  The plank is an isometric core strength exercise that involves maintaining a position similar to a push-...
Posted on 2018-03-14
Recent research out of Britain has linked a weak diaphragm to lower back pain.  The diaphragm is responsible for two very important functions, breathing and lumbar spine stability.  Back pain becomes an issue when the diaphgram starts to fatigue, which forces it to give up its stability role so it can simply focus on breathing.  But how do you know how strong your diaphragm is? At what point does it start to fatigue? What can you do to help strengthen you diaphragm? These are...
Posted on 2018-03-14

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