Sit to stand desk use
http://www.iwh.on.ca/at-work/85/too-much-standing-hurts-too This article highlights the potential benefit of regularly switch between sitting and standing to reduce musculoskeletal risk in the office setup.
Can you cure posture?
Interesting article on the various influences on our posture… Author: Jonathan Flynn Programme Leader – Physiotherapy, University of Huddersfield “Posture is not a rigid concept. It represents something more fluid with considerable range for change. Despite this, it is often oversimplified, rightly or wrongly, as being “good” or “bad”. Your posture is affected by many […]
Car Ergonomics Here is a video on how to set up your car ergonomics correctly for your body shape, and also includes some stretches that you may find useful before and after driving.
Manual Handling- ‘SAID’
Completed a discussion of risk assessment and manual handling training with the fifth year students at VUT Osteopathy today. We discussed the need to either change the demands of the task- load, reps, duration, range etc. or increase the capacity of the worker to complete the task- increasing flexibility, stability through motion, strength, muscular […]
Functional Bike Fit
Getting into riding or recently got a new bike for commuting or weekend blitz’s? Getting setup properly and ensuring you have adequate flexibility for the individual setup of your bike and the way you ride may help reduce the risk of discomfort or injury when you get cranking. At Balance Osteopathy, by using a […]
Functional Movement Screening Needs Specificity
A recent study into lifting either symmetrically or asymmetrically found no significant difference in peak low back loading levels between a group with a high score (>14) on the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), versus a low score (<14) on the FMS screen. “Previous research suggests that a general whole-body movement screen could be used […]