Prevention is the least expensive cure

Noticing a rise in employees taking sick days?

Looking for new office equipment, but not sure what makes a chair or keyboard “ergonomic?”

Seeing a physical therapist, occupational therapist or chiropractor for aches and pains that seem to get worse at work?

We would be happy to help you solve your workplace aches and pains. Read on.

11 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Protect yourself from aches and pains at your next conference!

I recently attended The Power Conference, a Maryland Women’s Business event, and consequently have been thinking a lot about how to protect myself (and you!) from the aches and pains that can accompany an all day or longer affair. But fear not! Follow these few simple tips and you can confer and network in comfort! […]

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04 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Summer Weekend “Honey Do List” Syndrome

Summer time is a great time to get all of those home improvement tasks done that have been building up on your To Do List. Are you thinking ahead to protect yourself from injury? How many times have you gotten back in from redoing your backyard with a sore back? Come back Monday morning with […]

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02 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Using your mouse effectively and safely.

The most common work-related musculoskeletal forearm/elbow syndrome lateral epicondylitis, is actually something you might have heard about, but never remembered (maybe it’s the name). You may recognize this syndrome by its nickname – “tennis elbow”. According to WebMD, “tennis elbow” is characterized by a significant pain in one’s elbow due to overuse of forearm and […]

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26 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Closing Keynote at 2014 Women’s Leadership Conference

I have been asked to give the closing keynote address at the 2014 Women’s Leadership Conference in the Washington, DC area on July 1, 2014! The theme of this year’s conference is “Redefining Work-life Balance: Family, Career, Love, and Money” , and my talk is entitled “Lessons from Lifting the Luggage of Life”. I hope to see […]

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19 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Serial Tasking – Why you can’t truly multi-task.

Within a work day, there are countless micro-tasks and processes that we must allocate to different sectors of our brain as we work. Most people believe that they can handle and process different tasks simultaneously, as I’m sure you’ve heard of the term “multi-tasking”. While these people may be responsible for completing more than two […]

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12 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Reading while working at the computer – how you can make it easier on your neck and eyes.

In most office-based professions, people are undoubtedly going to find themselves reading and working simultaneously at some point. If you are going to be working from a reference or reading material that is not on your computer screen, it is important to prop it up using a reading stand just beneath your monitor. By propping […]

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05 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Ergo-Tips Series: Take 30 seconds to make your desk more comfortable!

Step 5: Can you actually see that? Sit back in your chair and put your hands on the keyboard. (remember, you should be scooted all the way up close to the desk). Now take a look at your monitor. Can you see it well? I mean, really well? Try leaning a bit forward – does […]

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29 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Ergo-tips Series: Take 30 seconds to make your desk more comfortable

Step 4: Keyboards and Mice may be pains in backs! After making sure your feet are well supported, scooting your buttocks back in the seat, and adjusting your chair’s lumbar support are you still having back, neck or shoulder pain? Did you know it may have nothing to do with your chair? One of the […]

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22 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Ergo-Tips Series: Take 30 seconds to make your desk more comfortable!

Step 3: Once you scoot, then you judge: If you are slouching in your chair, the backrest needs to be adjusted. Move the backrest forward enough that it supports you in an upright position., while allowing you to lean back against the chair. Move the lumbar support up or down so that it lines up […]

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15 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Ergo-Tips Series: Take 30 seconds to make your desk more comfortable!

Step 2: Learn how to adjust your chair Most people think the most common cause of back pain is using the wrong chair. In fact it’s usually much simpler than that: not taking the time to learn how to adjust the chair you have! Sure, you need to take a little time to figure out […]

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