Ergonomics

Tips to Maintain Good Posture – ACA

»Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Chiropractic Care, Ergonomics | Comments Off on Tips to Maintain Good Posture – ACA

Tips to Maintain Good Posture We often hear that good posture is essential for good health. We recognize poor posture when we see it formed as a result of bad habits carried out over years and evident in many adults. But only few people have a real grasp of the importance and necessity of good posture. Why is good posture important? Good posture helps us stand, walk, sit, and lie in positions that place the least strain on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement and weight-bearing activities. Correct...

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Seven Tips For An Ergonomic Workstation

»Posted by on Sep 9, 2011 in Ergonomics, Health | Comments Off on Seven Tips For An Ergonomic Workstation

Sitting for hours on end at your desk is a trauma to the body. The short term effects of this may include neck pain, headaches, low and mid back issues or shoulder problems. Years of poor work posture can lead to permant degenerative changes in the spine. While it is impossible to completely eliminate the negative effects of your workstation, we can take several steps to greatly reduce the stress on our neck and back. 1. Computer Screen :  Looking down with our head in front of our shoulders is very stressful to the upper back and neck.   Raise the computer monitor so the top of the screen is at eye level.  Also the distance from eye to screen should be such that we are not leaning into (or away from) the computer.  2. Posture: The configuration of our desk...

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Backpack Safety for Your Child

»Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Ergonomics, Health, Injuries and Rehabilitation | Comments Off on Backpack Safety for Your Child

We need to tell our children at a very early age that it is cool and smart to take care of themselves.  There is no education in schools about backpack safety, it is up to you to help decrease the risk of injury to your child.   Backpack Facts: -Over 40 million students use backpacks   -89% of chiropractors surveyed responded that they have seen patients (ages 5-18)  reporting back, neck, or shoulder pain caused by heavy backpacks. (Backpack Safety America) -The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported backpack-related injuriessend almost 6,000  students each year to emergency rooms.(May, 2002)The US Consumer Reports   -66% of school nurses reported seeing students with pain or injury attributed tocarrying backpacks.(AirPacks, 2000)   Up...

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