I was in a hospital giving Physical Therapists a Lunch & Learn class.
A gal came in pushing a metal cart with her lunch on it. Her posturing was in a C curve-her upper back hunched over.
Fortunately, she only had her lunch on it. Most likely her body use would be the... Read More
Awareness. It is a much-used word in our culture these days. The dictionary says it is "the state or condition of being aware; having knowledge; consciousness." In the personal and employee health and wellness world it could mean mindfulness of how we are using our body, what we are eating and... Read More
With opiate use on the rise in companies, I am amazed that more companies are not incorporating a comprehensive pain management program into their employee health, safety and wellbeing initiatives. Studies show that employees are incurring most of their pain and injury while at work, or the result of their work.... Read More
“Every year 1.8 million U.S. workers experience work related musculoskeletal disorders, WRMDs, and nearly 600,000 of the injuries are serious enough to cause workers to miss work…” International Ergonomic Association
Ergonomic furniture alone cannot impact the muscular skeletal disorders (MSDs) and repetitive strain injuries (RSI) rampant in corporations without training the mind... Read More
This is an article not directly related to my business in the ergonomics aspect of Corporate Wellness field, but one dear to my heart.
I was eating breakfast out with a friend and next to us was a table with parents and two children. One child was drawing pictures on some... Read More
Hand shaking can tell you about another person in one quick interaction. Handshakes can make or break a deal. Do you get nervous if you know someone is arriving to your office and you have to... Read More
That moment of movement- reaching for the mouse, keyboard, and phone - what are you doing with your body? In the moment you need to respond to someone asking you a question or who needs help - what are you doing with your body and is the verbal response automatic? If... Read More
I have heard this numerous times from others, and you have probably heard this too, “I am too stressed to “fill in the blank.” I write this because I worked with a gal the... Read More
Here is the promised #2 blog on Sciatica. When you have sciatica there are some things you can do to take the pressure off the nerve. The nerve is being compromised by compression on the spine. This compression includes the neck vertebrae and the weight of the head. If you are... Read More
Sciatica sounds like a scary thing, but have no worries. Even though what I write may be scary to you, most people can get out of having it and can definitely prevent it.
Sciatica can be very uncomfortable or just a mild pain. If it is not addressed, it will most likely become very painful, keep you up at night,... Read More