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Is this Good or Bad posture?. Office Ergonomics. Creating efficient and comfortable working conditions Eva Mikruit, Crystal Glahn and Nick Rutigliano Touro College School of Health Sciences Doctorate of Physical Therapy Class of 2008. Objectives. By the end of today’s Discussion you
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Is this Good or Bad stance?

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Office Ergonomics Creating effective and happy with working conditions Eva Mikruit, Crystal Glahn and Nick Rutigliano Touro College School of Health Sciences Doctorate of Physical Therapy Class of 2008

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Objectives By the end of today\'s Discussion you will have the capacity to: Define ergonomics Design a proficient workspace environment Demonstrate appropriate body mechanics for your work station Demonstrate safeguard ventures for damage Demonstrate furthest point extends at the workplace Perform restorative activities at the workplace

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Ergonomics Definition : The connected investigation of hardware plan, concerning the work environment, expected to boost efficiency by decreasing administrator weariness and uneasiness. Objective: Prevent musculoskeletal scatters by studying the work environment, make precaution strides, depending on worker, input, and tending to the issues early.

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Human Body Designed to be an upright, dynamic framework Not worked to support delayed muscle compressions Inappropriate stance + worry to the body= torment Americans spend expanding number of hours before work areas and PCs

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Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) Micro injury to the body including: Muscles Nerves Tendons Ligaments Joints Spinal Disks Cartilage Ultimately creating Low Back/Neck Pain, Carpal Tunnel, and Epichondylitis!!

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Signs  ROM  Grip quality Loss of Function Swelling Cramping Redness Color misfortune Symptoms Muscle Fatigue Aching Burning Numbness Stiffness Tingling MSD Signs and Symptoms

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Unsatisfactory Work Station Monitor too low Keyboard to high, wrists twisted Chair too high No arm lay on seat Forward head act

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Feet level on floor Knees at 90 degree edge Back leaning against seat with customizable lumbar bolster Shoulders loose Elbows at 90 degress Wrists nonpartisan Monitor at eye level Adjustable PC seat Minimize glare and reflections Satisfactory Work Station Design

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Levator Scapulae extend Pectoralis Low Back Rhomboid Trunk Rotation People with back or spinal issues are encouraged to see an expert before attempting these activities!! Office Stretches

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Wrist and Hand Stretches Wrist flexion/augmentation extend

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Upper Extremity Exercises Standing Chin Tuck

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Shoulder edge squeezes

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Shoulder Shrugs

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Exercises for Wrist and Hand Pronation/Supination and Grip

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Statistics 1.8 million yearly ergonomic business related musculoskeletal wounds 90 million dollars add up to harm cost every year  Amount of lost workdays optional to wounds (30 days on avg) 70% of Carpal Tunnel 62% of Tendonitis (Amell et. al.)

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Evidence Based Effect of a working environment plan and preparing intercession on individual execution Study was distributed in Work Journal 2006 Findings: Workplace outline and ergonomic preparing essentially expanded worker fulfillment, singular execution and gathering adequacy. (Robertson, et al. 2006)

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Conclusion Work Station Design Maintain revise pose Perform office extends Practice Prevention!!

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References Amell T. & Kumar S, Work related musculoskeletal disorders:Design an avoidance strategy.JOR 2001;11:255-265. Makofsky HW, Spinal manual treatment . Slack Inc.Thorofare.2003 Robertson MM & Huang, YH. Impact of a working environment outline and preparing intercession on individual execution, assemble viability and joint effort: the part of ecological control. Work 2006;27:3-12. Office Ergonomics: A guide for representatives. Charles Sturt Univ.

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Questions? Much obliged to You!

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