How to Create a More Ergonomic Work Space

Ergonomics is a word that may sound strange, but it’s one that plays a big role in how comfortable and efficient we’re able to be at work.

Ergonomics is a field of study that looks at how work spaces are designed. An ergonomic work area can increase efficiency, but more importantly it helps reduce or eliminate the risk of musculoskeletal pain from conditions such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, neck tension or back aches that can occur when we sit at our desk incorrectly for 8 or more hours a day.
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Pain Medication vs. Physical Therapy

image3newWhether it’s muscle, joint, or bone, chronic pain from illness and injury is one of the most common medical symptoms suffered by adults in the United States. It’s also one of the most medicated symptoms, with the number of prescriptions written for pain reaching unprecedented, sometimes dangerous levels.

While certain illnesses and injuries do call for medication intervention for pain relief, there are many other, potentially safer and more effective options that can also help you alleviate pain, including physical therapy, which, according to a report released this past March by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you should consider first.
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Thanksgiving Injury Prevention

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Atlanta GA Physical TherapistsThe Thanksgiving holiday is a time to gather with friends and family and reflect with gratitude — not to mention all the great food!

Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is also a prime time for some not-so-pleasant injuries. Don’t let an accident sideline your holiday. Stay injury free with these smart prevention tips.
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Halloween Injury Prevention

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Happy HalloweenWhile this Halloween is sure to be a time of fun tricks and treats for both kids and adults, it’s also a holiday that increases our risk for preventable injuries and accidents.

More pedestrians get injured on Halloween than on any other holiday, as most trick-or-treating festivities begin around the time many people are heading home from work, and end long after it’s dark out.
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