The most common work-related musculoskeletal forearm/elbow syndrome lateral epicondylitis, is actually something you might have heard about, but never remembered (maybe it’s the name). You may recognize this syndrome by its nickname – “tennis elbow”. According to WebMD, “tennis elbow” is characterized by a significant pain in one’s elbow due to overuse of forearm and… Continue reading Using your mouse effectively and safely.
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Ergo-tips Series: Take 30 seconds to make your desk more comfortable
Step 4: Keyboards and Mice may be pains in backs! After making sure your feet are well supported, scooting your buttocks back in the seat, and adjusting your chair’s lumbar support are you still having back, neck or shoulder pain? Did you know it may have nothing to do with your chair? One of the… Continue reading Ergo-tips Series: Take 30 seconds to make your desk more comfortable
Ergo-Tips Series: Take 30 seconds to make your desk more comfortable!
Step 3: Once you scoot, then you judge: If you are slouching in your chair, the backrest needs to be adjusted. Move the backrest forward enough that it supports you in an upright position., while allowing you to lean back against the chair. Move the lumbar support up or down so that it lines up… Continue reading Ergo-Tips Series: Take 30 seconds to make your desk more comfortable!
Hands on the Keyboard- A guide to preserving your wrists.
You’ve probably been using a computer for over a few years. But take a second to jog your memory and remember the first time you ever used one. You might have had no idea where to place your arms and hands on the keyboard. It was probably difficult to get used to the mouse and… Continue reading Hands on the Keyboard- A guide to preserving your wrists.
The dilemna of split-angle keyboards – to use, or not to use?
There are tens of thousands of keyboard designs and functions, suited for every type of body and occupation. Some are built light for easy transportation, some are made for game enthusiasts, some keyboards even roll up into a flexible tube that you can put in your pocket! With that being said, you want to make… Continue reading The dilemna of split-angle keyboards – to use, or not to use?
Watch your arms – your body likes to be in neutral positions.
With more and more findings on long term office related injuries these days, how can we make sure we aren’t putting unnecessary stress on our arms in the long run? Let’s go over the basics of arm positioning – starting with the hand! Because of the alignment of our muscles, tendons, and bones, our hands… Continue reading Watch your arms – your body likes to be in neutral positions.
Should Exercise Balls Be Used At the Computer?
I’m sure you have seen them in department stores and sporting goods retailers, or even seen them on television or in your own office – I’m talking about exercise ball chairs that are widely advertised, claiming to improve your core strength and posture. The companies that make these chairs claim that since you are resting… Continue reading Should Exercise Balls Be Used At the Computer?