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Get A Grip: Controlling Office-Related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

March 1, 2011

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By Lorette Luzajic If you spend most of your workday at a computer, perhaps you experience burning, tingling pains in your hands. Or maybe you’re losing your grip, finding it difficult to perform simple tasks like holding a pen. That’s how it began for Niagara Falls resident Annie Edwards, who now wakes in the night […]

Relieving Spinal Stress: Discovering the Optimal Seated Posture for the Stress-Free Spine

March 1, 2011

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By Jennifer Berube The way you sit will never be the same! So says Dr. Waseem Bashir, a musculoskeletal radiologist in the United Kingdom. A few years ago, Dr. Bashir announced that not only is sitting up straight not the best sitting posture, it is in fact, bad for your back. Now, this isn’t the […]

Break A Sweat Between Nine and Five

March 1, 2011

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By Inga Breede The only kind of physical activity I normally get while at work is when I take a stroll to the washroom, a coffee shop, or a great shoe sale (the last two also costing me anywhere from $4 to $150). This is quite the opposite on the weekends, when I am usually […]

Recline Decline

March 1, 2011

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By Melissa Lucas Could lying down on the job become the new standard for office life? Workstations are constantly evolving to suit the needs of businesses, but many employers are confusing health and productivity improvements in the office with extravagant, so-called ergonomic equipment. Since many businesses require employees to spend extensive lengths of time sitting […]

Repetitive Strain Injuries: Mitigating Impacts and Promoting Awareness

March 1, 2011

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By Jeff Borsato RSI is one of several terms used to describe a group of disorders usually caused by repetitive movements. RSI’s can affect   shoulders, wrists and hands or even larger muscle groups such as the neck and back. Common injuries related to repetitive strain include carpal tunnel syndrome (affecting the wrist and fingers); tendinitis (inflammation of a […]

Pilates: Improving the Deskbound Posture

March 1, 2011

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By Emma Cunningham “Pilates, that’s like yoga, right?” I hear this question almost every day of my career. The answer? Well, sure it’s like yoga, in the way that a tree and an ocean are both part of nature. In actuality, they don’t really have too much in common. Pilates is a series of controlled […]

Experienced Ergonomics: Taking Care of Our Aging Workforce

March 1, 2011

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By Adina Siperman They were once called “The Golden Years.” They were the years after the age of sixty when, after forty or so years of employment, people would retire and enjoy their old age. Today, however, the workforce shows a growing demographic: those well into their golden years that are required to stay employed […]