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Home Office Ergonomics

Proper Home Office Ergonomics Thanks to improved remote working technology and 24/7 connectivity, employee demand for flexibility, and cost-savings opportunities, 60 percent of companies offer to telecommute, working remotely from home on an occasional or regular basis, according to the latest benefits survey from the Society for Human Resource Management. Two decades ago, only 20 […]

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Sleep Positions and Mattress Selection for Pain Reduction

Disclaimer: This is a podcast transcript and grammar will not be ideal, but the info is valuable! Consider subscribing to our podccast here: www.moderndeskjockey.com Hey Desk Jockeys, it is Dr. Kevin Christie with you again today for another episode of The Modern Desk Jockey. Today am going to talk about a topic I get requested […]

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5 Tips for the Tired Office Worker

5 Tips For Preventing The Tired Office Worker Cycle We’ve all experienced it, haven’t we? You get to the office, start the day strong but go to lunch and come back feeling like you need to sleep for a week. This afternoon fatigue is a common complaint, and it can affect your productivity at work. […]

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Recommendations For Airplane Travel With Back Pain

Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some point in their life and one-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year. It is a growing issue in today’s society, and a main contributor is the increase in sedentary lifestyles. Back pain […]

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Safely Exercising In The Summer Heat

South Florida is a great place to enjoy outdoor activities year round. Whether it’s running, cycling, rollerblading, tennis, golf, or an outdoor bootcamp, there are so many activities to choose from. But now summer is here, and with it, soaring temperatures and humidity. Extreme temperatures and humidity can be a problem if you’re not careful, […]

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The Effects of Sitting and What To Do About It

The Realities of Sitting Computer workstation ergonomics cannot be discussed without also discussing sitting and the adverse health effects it has on us. With the advances in technology over the past two decades, we are now sitting more than ever before. On average, we spend about 9.3 hours a day sitting, while only 7.7 hours […]

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Entering and Exiting Your Vehicle

Entering & Exiting Your Vehicle Entering and exiting your vehicle is a potential risky activity for low back pain sufferers. Follow these tips to limit problems: To enter the vehicle, open the door and stand with your back to the seat, legs close to the side of the vehicle. For larger vehicles, you may wish […]

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Are You a Chest or Stomach Breather?

Respiration Assessment Test (Supine) This easy to perform test will give you an idea if you are a Chest breather (Bad) or a Stomach breather (good). Chest breathing refers to breaths from the top lobes of the lungs that use the chest muscles to inflate the lungs by pulling on the rib cage. In chest […]

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Run Marathons? Hate Blisters? Use Paper Tape

Ultramarathoners who apply common, inexpensive paper tape to their feet before a race get fewer blisters on those areas than on non-taped areas, according to a new study. I’m sure that you’ve experienced a blister in your lifetime and you were surprised at how much it hindered your daily activities. You notice pain every time […]

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What is Ergonomics?

What is Ergonomics? The word ‘ergonomics’ comes from the Greek words ‘ergon’ which means work, and ‘nomos’ which means natural laws. Ergonomics can thus can be defined simply as the natural laws of work. More specifically, ergonomics is the scientific study of designing the job and workplace to fit the worker, keeping in mind their […]

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