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Computer Related Injury - Why Me?
This article reviews how cause of ergonomic symptoms are identified by research. It briefly looks at the individual factors that may make one person more susceptable to injury than another and introduces the reader to some of the more well known resources for infomation about current knowledge.
Proprioception - Your Internal Mapping Tool
This article describes the Proprioceptive Sense, the way the body informs us where we are in relation to ourselves. It relates this sense to Ergonomics and discusses how altered sensation may affect those with Repetitive Strain Injuries or Musculo Skeletal Injuries.
Breathing as a Muscular Activity
Breathing is an activity everone does. Most people take it for granted, but breathing is a complex action involving coordinated action by many muscle groups. This article takes you through identifying those groups and introduces some beginning techniques for improving your breath.
Maps and Why They Work - or Don't
Ever wonder about maps? Why are some easy to follow and others difficult? This article guides you through the beginning concepts of mapping and introduces you to the concept of the 'Mental' or 'Cognitive' Map.
Laptops At Home
If you use a laptop there are times when your work position is compromised. This article describes some ways to minimize the problems while maintaining the flexibility you need in a laptop. Some basic laptop desks are also presented.
What is a Splint? Do I really need one?
This article reviews the purpose of splints and discusses some of the types of splints frequently prescribed for Repetitive Strain Injuries.
Eyes a little tired at the end of the day? Are you over 40? If you answer yes to either of these questions and you use a computer in your work more than a few hours at a time, this article has some great information for you.
Keyboard Wrist Rests - Only the basics
Which wrist-rest should you choose? How do you know it's the right one? Read this article for some pros and cons to the different designs and materials.
Computers and Ergonomics
Ever wonder how injuries can happen from using a computer? This article reviews a few of the basic risk factors and presents a method for minimizing them.
Why Pain is Important
This article discusses why pain occurs and discusses some of the side -effects pain. It also provides some links to organizations that can assist in dealing with pain.
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