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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...
The Risks of Sitting – is Standing Any Better?

The Risks of Sitting – is Standing Any Better?

A cursory search online will reveal countless articles on the risks of sitting. It’s true that sitting has risks but let’s separate the truth from the hype. Sitting for too long poses two different kinds of risks to your body: Sedentary behaviour risks...
What’s the Healthiest Working Posture?

What’s the Healthiest Working Posture?

It’s a legitimate question. We’ve all heard the saying, “sitting is the new smoking”. And we’ve seen the people in high tech move to thousand dollar standing desks. But the truth is, just replacing sitting with standing isn’t going to help you much. Why? Because it’s...

Leading A Dog’s Life

Ergonomics: Not Just Human Factors Engineering                  Abie is more than a dog walker.  He is a pack leader and local celebrity.  He even looks a little like John Travolta. He walks with a swagger and says that this is because one of his legs is shorter than...

Tips For The Very Tall

Those of us who had a good laugh at Randy Newman’s hilarious song “Short People Have No Reason To Live” know that being short isn’t so bad.  My family is short.  For us, airline travel is ghastly, but possible. We never have to duck our heads when passing through a...
The Dining Room Table Home Office

The Dining Room Table Home Office

Lori is an occupational therapist and she knows a lot more about seating and ergonomics than you and me. She works with clients in power and regular wheelchairs. Her job is to customize and adjust seating to help them avoid pain, discomfort and probably even pressure...