Can I Prevent Workplace Injury with Ergonomics and PT?
By Dan Durham, Physical Therapist/Owner
We’ve all heard about ergonomic furniture for the office. From chairs and keyboard trays, to desks with adjustable heights and treadmills…yes, treadmills…it seems there is an endless selection of ergonomic solutions to shop for. But what exactly is ergonomics?
Getting enough sleep is good, so why can’t I sleep longer instead of getting out of bed to workout?
Ahhh, a very common question. Especially this time of year when the air gets colder and the days get shorter. Sometimes it can be really tough to resist the temptation to hit the snooze.
Here’s the thing. It’s not really a question of which is better than the other. It’s all about striking that perfect balance for health between both. If you’re getting at least seven hours of good sleep at night, that’s going to give you the energy for an effective, prolonged workout session. And the better the workout session, the better you’ll sleep. Continue reading →
Shoulder Pain: How risky is your office workstation?
Many patients attending our clinic often have no idea of the origin of their pain/immobility. When it comes to shoulder pain, one might expect a work injury, auto accident, arthritis etc., to explain their misery.
However, quite frequently their discomfort (soon to be agony) often stems from inactivity. Continue reading →
Is it Time to Schedule a Physical Therapy appointment?
Not all physical therapy patients are getting over joint-replacement surgery. Physical therapy can be very beneficial for common injuries, and can help alleviate pain, restore function and movement, and prevent more serious issues later on down the road. But when is the best time to schedule an appointment with a physical therapist? Continue reading →