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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Ergonomics (Definition)

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