02-672-3189 ellenbuckstein@me.com
Better Posture in Just Two Weeks? Upright Go Product Review

Better Posture in Just Two Weeks? Upright Go Product Review

The Upright Go is an elegant wearable posture trainer that claims to replace slouching with upright sitting in just two weeks. That’s quite a claim. Nobody can improve your posture for you. But if a device can focus your awareness on your posture over and over...
The Surprising Benefits of Touch Typing

The Surprising Benefits of Touch Typing

What if everybody knew touch typing? Bending your neck forward or sitting with your hands hovering mid-air while you search for keys on your keyboard is an avoidable example of awful ergonomics. Ironically, it’s often the people whose time is worth the most who...
Case Study: Split Ergonomic Keyboard Solves Excruciating Wrist Pain

Case Study: Split Ergonomic Keyboard Solves Excruciating Wrist Pain

The cookbook author pictured below tried to create her own ergonomic hack by placing a piece of foam on her desk after excruciating wrist pain prevented her from writing. However, she missed the main problem which was incorrect positioning of her laptop and lack of an...
Tips to Prevent Workplace Fatigue and Injury

Tips to Prevent Workplace Fatigue and Injury

You can reduce your risk of injury by preventing workplace fatigue. When you perform boring or repetitive tasks, your brain is not the only part of you that gets tired. Your muscles, wrists and eyes are just some of the parts of your body that are being fatigued and...
Stopping Repetitive Strain Injuries Before They Stop You

Stopping Repetitive Strain Injuries Before They Stop You

Repetetive Strain Injuries Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI’s) is the name given to the damage we do to our musculoskeletal and nervous systems by frequent repetition of tasks requiring fine motor skills. Although not specific to computer and device use,...
How To Improve Productivity by Removing Clutter

How To Improve Productivity by Removing Clutter

Good Workplace Energy is Good Ergonomics. Ergonomics is about overall wellbeing as much as it is about injury prevention. The environment in your office should be conducive to safe and productive working habits. A cluttered environment can easily lead to feelings of...
Four Common Causes of Neck Pain (And How to Avoid Them)

Four Common Causes of Neck Pain (And How to Avoid Them)

Twisting your neck sideways, bending forward, scrunching your phone in between your shoulder and ear and” text neck” all place an unhealthy amount of strain on the muscles of your neck, shoulders and upper back. These are just some examples of bad...
Preventing Text Neck Syndrome

Preventing Text Neck Syndrome

Text neck syndrome is a name to describe the headache, neck pain, and shoulder ache that result from the extra strain from looking down at a handheld device for long periods of time. And those are just the short term effects.  In the long term, head forward...
Case Study: Improved Posture is Just One Observation Away

Case Study: Improved Posture is Just One Observation Away

I often find it difficult to believe that people who pride themselves on their awareness of ergonomics have put so little thought into the setup of their offices. Case study In an extreme example, a client was referred to me by his health care professional. He was...