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I have a strong interest in all aspects of work injury management. I strive to assist injured workers meet their goal of returning to work, as well as working with employers to address injury management and prevention issues. My credential of being a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist allows me to perform personalized Ergonomic assessments regarding workstation set up and how a person interacts with their workstation to optimize worker comfort.

Do You Work On A Laptop? Then You Need These 9 Must Know Ergonomic Tips

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Tip #1 Consider setting up a laptop docking station including use of a commercial laptop riser or reams of paper/telephone books on a table/desktop to allow optimal monitor height for neutral neck positioning. Keep monitor viewing distance approx. 14-20” away.   Tip #2 Attach an external keyboard and pointing/mousing device; wireless models with Bluetooth capability […]

11 Ergonomic Tips For Computer Use With Sit/Stand Workstations

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With increasing use of alternating Sit/Stand workstations being used in the workplace, I am frequently asked about tips for how to set up the workstation correctly.  Here you go! 11 Ergonomic Tips For Computer Use With Sit/Stand Workstations   1. Movement Working tissues of the body benefit from 1-2 minutes of active movement every 30 minutes, regardless of sitting or standing […]

The 9 Helpful Ergonomic Tips For Working On A Laptop

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The 9 Helpful Ergonomic Tips For Working On A Laptop   #1 Docking Station Consider setting up a laptop docking station including use of a commercial laptop riser or reams of paper/telephone books on a table/desktop to allow optimal monitor height for neutral neck positioning. Keep monitor viewing distance approx. 14-20” away.   #2 External Keyboard […]

2015 Workers’ Compensation Summit: Keeping Minnesota Safe and Healthy

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Tomorrow I’ll be at the 2015 Workers’ Compensation Summit at Cragun’s. The theme “Keeping Minnesota Safe and Healthy” is essentially two plus days of sessions and workshops focusing on issues affecting the workers’ compensation system and ways to improve processes and services that affect employers and injured workers. If you’re attending this event be sure to stop […]

3M Healthy Living Fitness Fair 2015

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3M Healthy Living Fitness Fair 2015 OSI is proud to be a sponsor of the 3M Fitness Fair.  Please visit us tomorrow (March 17th) from 10:00 am -2:00pm at the OSI booth in the Universe Room- Building 220.  We will have information regarding ergonomics and workstation comfort, as well as therapists available to answer your questions […]

Pop Quiz: What Is An Occupational Therapist?

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Pop Quiz: What Is An Occupational Therapist? People ask me “What do you do at OSI as an Occupational therapist?“ I tell people I help people with Work Injury Management; helping injured workers bridge the gap between their course of PT/OT and return to work. “How do you do that?“ We see people who have […]

Ergonomic Office Station Set Up Tips

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Ergonomic Office Station Set Up Tips   Elbow Pain with Mouse Use One of my most frequent referrals when completing Ergonomic Office Assessments comes from computer users with complaints of elbow pain. Often the user has point tenderness at the bone on the outer aspect of the elbow (lateral epicondyle), generally worse with progressive standard […]

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