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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! ...Read more

Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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/. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can brigance assessment be used to children with autism?

Can brigance assessment be used to children with autism?

Teachers screen: Kids in PK - elementary school with the Brigance System to obtain age-equivalents in specific abilities for yearly revision of Individual Educational Plans. Child Psychologists & Neuropsychologists use standardized tests of IQ & adaptive skills at age 5 & older to diagnose Intellectual Disability, comorbid in 35-65% of kids with Autistic Spectrum Disorder & other tools to define degree of ASD. ...Read more

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How to give myself a self assessment test to see if I have dementia?

How to give myself a self assessment test to see if I have dementia?

Self tests: There are several self tests inquiring about symptoms that might suggest early dementia. One of my favorites is called sage (from ohio state) and there are several versions. Usually your doctor can provide that, or other tests. Also visit the alzheimer's websites for options. In the long run as there can be many causes for cognitive problems, see your doctor; they can help or refer. ...Read more

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What assessment instruments can be used on a person with signs of aspies?

Aspergers: Watch this show on testing and aspergers. It may help. Http://youtu. Be/g7ke5d_115e. ...Read more

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Is there any reversible diseases that can cause the failire of a cognitive assessment?

Is there any reversible diseases that can cause the failire of a cognitive assessment?

Yes: There are several conditions that can cause cognitive deficits that are reversible or treatable. A few are hypothyroidism, vitamin B12 deficiency, anemia, depression and anxiety. Please see your doctor for an assessment and blood tests. ...Read more

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If I'm alert and orientated, why do I have neuro checks involving a pupil assessment?

If I'm alert and orientated, why do I have neuro checks involving a pupil assessment?

You tell us: There is way too much missing from your question, story or personal profile about your medical history to begin to comment on this question. Why are you having neuro checks in the first place? ...Read more

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Is there any independent assessment of aloecure. Aleocure claims to "cure" acid reflux.

Is there any independent assessment of aloecure. Aleocure claims to "cure" acid reflux.

In: In an attempt to answer your question, I tried to find studies regarding the efficacy of aloecure. The only study which I was able to find was one on the aloecure website which was reported to be a double blind study of 120 people with chronic superficial gastritis. The description of the study was quite brief and it was vague in terms of defining what a positive outcome was. I usually try to find studies that were not sponsored by the company that sells the product. I read a one - line reference to a randomized study in 2004 regarding the impact of aloe vera juice on ulcer pain. Aloecure is a dietary supplement so it has not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. It seems like an expensive way to buy what is essentially aloe vera juice with a few other additives. Before purchasing this type of product you should check any fine print regarding the return policy and check to see if trying the product risk free includes an automatic renewal clause. ...Read more

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I workout 3 times a week, eat reasonably well (lots of complex carbs) Should I be getting a cvd risk assessment to be pro-active? Am 31 age, male

I workout 3 times a week, eat reasonably well (lots of complex carbs) Should I be getting a cvd risk assessment to be pro-active? Am 31 age, male

Good idea...: Congratulations on living a healthy lifestyle. You could start by seeing your doctor about getting a lipid panel and cardiospecific CRP. If you do not have shortness of breath, chest pain, or light-headedness when you are exercising vigorously, you may do well on a treadmill test. If you do not smoke or use drugs, are sleeping 7-8 hours per night and managing stress, you should do well. Take care. ...Read more

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Good day I’m looking for a neuropsychologist in the Pretoria area to do an assessment for my CAA commercial pilots license. Could you please assist?

Good day I’m looking for a neuropsychologist in the Pretoria area to do an assessment for my CAA commercial pilots license. Could you please assist?

The majority of: Health care providers on HealthTap are in the United States and unfamiliar with health care providers in South Africa. Try google or a phone book. ...Read more

Ergonomics (Definition)

Ergonomics a field that studies the relationship between humans and other parts of systems, seeking to optimize human ...Read more