11 Ergonomic Tips For Computer Use With Sit/Stand Workstations

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 […]

Pop Quiz: What Is An Occupational Therapist?

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

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 […]

The Jetson’s Meets The 3M Healthy Living Fitness Fair 2014

(Jetson’s Video: The theme song that ran through my head as I walked through 3M) A City Within A City: The 3M Healthy Living Fitness Fair 2014 On March 27th, 2014 I went to the 3M Healthy Living Fitness Fair with 4 of my colleagues here at OSI. I was so fortunate to spend the day […]

7 Essential Tips for Injury Prevention

7 Essential Tips for Injury Prevention Whether you are an avid sports or recreational enthusiast, or someone struggling to make it through a work day, the thought of injury prevention should be important to maintain your balance of function with the things you love, want, or need to do in any given day.  Keep in […]

OCC Health of OSI Assisting Return to Work Challenges After Job Injuries

 Job Injuries And The Road Back There are a wide variety of job injuries and it always amazes me the different types of jobs there are out there that people have to do each day.  As an Occupational Health Therapist,  I am learning each day what physical demands are placed on the body daily.  From […]