Virtual Learning Ergonomics Podcast
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Ergonomics is the science of fitting a given environment to a person, to limit exposure to physical stressors that could lead to discomfort or injury. Ian Leahy, PT, DPT, a physical therapist with the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses: the basics of a good home set-up; whether to recommend a standing desk; advice to help parents avoid unnecessary costs; tips for laptop users; importance of variability of position; tips to encourage movement; how static positions can cause adaptive shortening and trigger soft-tissue injury with return-to-sport; what to ask in the history to elicit information about home learning set-ups; relationship between forward head posture and new onset of headache; and more. Published March 2021.