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HOW TO AVOID WORKPLACE INJURIES

HOW TO AVOID WORKPLACE INJURIES
Research from 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index noted that one of the leading causes to workplace injury was due to overexertion. This involved injuries such as pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, holding and throwing items.  Overexertion injuries have also been shown to be very costly to businesses, approximately costing companies $15.08 billion in 2013. This injury affects one’s muscles, ligaments and tendons which can result in a musculoskeletal disorder. These types of...
Posted on 2018-06-08

WHAT EXACTLY IS THE CORE ANYWAY?

WHAT EXACTLY IS THE CORE ANYWAY?
Your ‘core’ is a complex series of muscles, extending far beyond your abs, including everything besides your arms and legs. It is incorporated in almost every movement of the human body. The core is comprised of several muscle groups including the local muscles (lumbar multifidus & transverse abdominis), global muscles (erector spinae, quadratus lumborum, external and internal oblique abdominis, rectus abdominis), and other muscle groups such as the psoas major, pelvic floor musc...
Posted on 2018-05-30

I HAVE BACK PAIN SITTING AT MY DESK. WHAT CAN I DO?

I HAVE BACK PAIN SITTING AT MY DESK. WHAT CAN I DO?
Back Pain and Seated Posture Have you ever experienced neck and back tightness after staring at the computer screen for too long? You may even experience headaches or shoulder pain as the work day continues. What should you do? You have to MOVE. I am often asked ‘What is the optimal posture for me at work?” It seems everyone has difficulty with sitting properly at work.  This problems has evolved from the need to be in a sustained sitting position in order to...
Posted on 2017-02-03
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