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What does ergonomic mean?

What does ergonomic mean?

Comfortable & Easy: Ever faced w/ a piece of equipment or gizmo, or workstation that's awkward or uncomfortable 2 use? Or one that makes U say, "How this is designed 2 work doesn't make sense"? Imagine the stick shift in your car interfering w/ the controls 4 the radio when U move the stick into 3rd gear... Ergonomics = study of making stuff human-friendly so it's either physically or mentally comfortable/easy 2 use!

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What is good ergonomic practice for sitting?

What is good ergonomic practice for sitting?

Photo: As depicted in the photo, back should be straight with chair back support, monitor at or slightly below eye level, feet supported so legs are not under pressure, arms at the sides and support elbows and wrists.

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How do I get a workplace evaluation for ergonomics?

How do I get a workplace evaluation for ergonomics?

Your doctor may help: It's not uncommon for a physician to request a workplace evaluation for ergonomics: to see if your workspace may be modified to better "fit" your body and prevent injuries. If it's a large company, there may be a physical therapist in the company who does these evaluations. Ask your doctor. Good luck. Lgromkomd.

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Can an ergonomic chair help improve back pain?

Can an ergonomic chair help improve back pain?

Yes: Great questions. A major reason why patients do not improve is due to sitting and posture issues (even as I sit here working on the computer, I can feel myself slouching in the chair!) an ergonomic chair is excellent.

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What would cause pinched facial or trigeminal nerve? Could ergonomics be a factor?

What would cause pinched facial or trigeminal nerve? Could ergonomics be a factor?

See neurologist: Trigeminal nerve or facial nerve neuralgia. Episodic neuropathic pain disorders are characterized by sudden volleys of intense, sharp stabbing pain of short duration that occur along the unilateral distribution of the involved nerve (Trigeminal or Facial). Ergonomics has no role in this complex neurologic disorder.

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Numbness in my arm due to bad ergonomics?

Numbness in my arm due to bad ergonomics?

Possibly: Analyze your pain and suspected cause. If it is postural related to work position, the numbness should begin increasing during work hours. In early cases, numbness dissipates in the hours after work ends, especially on non-work days. If the condition has been long-standing, numbness may persist during times of inactivity. A neurologic diagnosis can point to the cause.

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How to improve ergonomics so I can stop having this pain in my wrist?

How to improve ergonomics so I can stop having this pain in my wrist?

Lots of advice: Here's a Govt link from OSHA but there are many online - just search using words: ergonomics and wrist. Also, a visit to an office supply store or website. It can be trial and error to find the best for you! Https://www. Osha. Gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/components_wrist_rests. Html But if you have patience, you can. If it's at work - your boss may pay for it.

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What are the relationships between mental performance system and ergonomics?

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What are the relationships between mental performance system and ergonomics?

Ergonomics: The term is derived from the greek word ergon, meaning work, & nomoi, meaning natural laws. Hence the meaning "science of work & the person's relationship to that work". It looks into interactions between humans & the methods to optimize human well-being & overall system performance.

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How could ergonomics and requirements for rest periods during working time impact on productivity.?

How could ergonomics and requirements for rest periods during working time impact on productivity.?

Pros and cons: Ideally, those things would improve productivity by assuring that workers are in optimal physical condition for doing their work. Less errors and accidents. The arguments against might be penny wise and pound foolish - thinking of the additional costs and 'lost' time on the tasks.

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How do I treat repetitive stress syndrome when ergonomics, wrist braces, and painkillers aren't enough?

How do I treat repetitive stress syndrome when ergonomics, wrist braces, and painkillers aren't enough?

Depends: What area is subjected to the repetitive stress? May want to see a physician specializing in osteopathic manipulative medicine or a physical therapist for some specific stretches. You can also look into active release technique with a chiropractor.

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Are there any good ergonomic chairs for low back pain?

Are there any good ergonomic chairs for low back pain?

Not necessarily: Studies are mixed with main conclusion is that it's not the chair but the tasks you perform, how long you sit, and your posture. Best is to take frequent stretch breaks, do posture checks, and get up and walk.

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Is there a good recommendation for a good ergonomic chair for low back pain?

Is there a good recommendation for a good ergonomic chair for low back pain?

Ergonomic chair: There is no single one that is the best. Each person is different. The best thing is to go to a store that has them on display and actually try them out. Also if you buy see what the return policy is - if it does not work out then at least you can return the chair for an exchange or refund.

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I work sitting down, typing. I try to keep my wrists straight and and back straight in accordance with our ergonomics. My wrists are constantly hurting. I can pop them by rotating my hands counter clockwise (mainly right hand) without any other pressure,

I work sitting down, typing. I try to keep my wrists straight and and back straight in accordance with our ergonomics. My wrists are constantly hurting. I can pop them by rotating my hands counter clockwise (mainly right hand) without any other pressure,

Stop doing what you're doing.: Get away from the computer and typing. Give your wrist a rest. Once and they are healed and it a long time. Then you can start back with the limited motion. Stop if you feel pain. This will help you figure out what not to do or what you're doing that is causing the problem.

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I'm having gallbladder removed and going for a pre-operation assessment tomorrow. What happens at these assessments? Anything I should or shouldn't do

I'm having gallbladder removed and going for a pre-operation assessment tomorrow. What happens at these assessments? Anything I should or shouldn't do

Preop exam: A preop restive examination is done to assess the risk of surgery. The usual examination involves general physical examination, ECG, blood work, chest X-ray and urinalysis. If the ECG shows any abnormalities a full caricature evaluation may be requested. If blood work, urine test or chest X-ray show any abnormalities, these may need to be corrected prior to surgery. There is no preparation.

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What is the fetal assessment unit?

What is the fetal assessment unit?

Antenatal testing.: A place for assessing fetal well-being with ultrasound and fetal heart rate monitoring. It helps prevent late stillbirths by triggering delivery before 39-40 weeks in high-risk pregnancies.

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How should I prepare for an orthotic assessment?

How should I prepare for an orthotic assessment?

Orthotics: First be open minded and realistic about the type of shoes you expect the orthotic to fit in. You should bring a pair of shoes with you to your orthotic assesment so yoir doctor can get a sense of what style and type of shoe gear you wear. This will help make sure you get an orthotic that will be functional and that you will use and not sit tucked away in a draw.

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I need to know what is an autism assessment like?

I need to know what is an autism assessment like?

Medical vs school: Evaluations by physicians include assessment of symptoms through interviews of child and parents and diagnostic laboratory tests to rule out other similarly presenting conditions like pku that would require different approaches to treatment. School evaluations are by interdisciplinary teams of educational professionals. Reference: http://www.Autism-society. Org/about-autism/diagnosis/.

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What could cause the failure of a cognitive assessment?

What could cause the failure of a cognitive assessment?

Cognitive impairment: Hi, in what age range r w talking about? Adult? Kids? Too different entities. In adults cognitive impairment could be due to Alzheimer's dx, multiple mini strokes, frontal love dementia and other rare diseases. In a cognitive assessment test multiple aspects are tested including spatial intelligence, concentration, planning, attention and etc. Please clarify and ask again.

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