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FROM PRIVATE PRACTICE TO DISNEYLAND, PHYSICAL THERAPY ALUMNA SHARES CAREER OF CALCULATED RISKS

Written by Jordan Gibler. Originally Posted on April 25, 2022. For over 30 years, Joanette Lima Nativo has been redefining how businesses and industries imagine workplace safety. Blazing trails in the nascent field of ergonomics, her career has led from the assembly lines of heavy industry to the myriad magical environments of Disneyland Parks and Read more about FROM PRIVATE PRACTICE TO DISNEYLAND, PHYSICAL THERAPY ALUMNA SHARES CAREER OF CALCULATED RISKS[…]

Be Mindful Of Your Movement To Prevent Injuries

Written by Lisa Foust Prater. Originally Posted on February 16, 2022. Farmwork often involves making the same actions over and over, which can lead to repetitive-motion injuries. Whether milking cows, operating a tractor, harvesting crops by hand, carrying heavy loads, or doing a number of other chores, farmers and ranchers are at risk of developing Read more about Be Mindful Of Your Movement To Prevent Injuries[…]

MSD prevention should consider role of gender and psychosocial hazards too

Originally posted: March 08, 2022. Workplaces need to examine how work is organized and assigned by gender if they want to understand and address the real root causes of musculoskeletal injuries (MSDs). Workplace representatives, researchers and regulators too have come to understand that work-related MSDs are influenced by a wide range of factors. Research evidence Read more about MSD prevention should consider role of gender and psychosocial hazards too[…]

Rosinox gives modular cooking suite an ergonomic makeover

Originally posted: April 13, 2021. Written by: Andrew Seymour Rosinox has reengineered its Rosichef Signature 900 modular cooking range in a move that it says will offer chefs even more flexibility, efficiency and performance. The new line of cooking appliances, which is exclusively available in the UK through Jestic Foodservice Solutions, combines technological innovation and Read more about Rosinox gives modular cooking suite an ergonomic makeover[…]

How Ergonomic Tools Can Benefit Home Gardeners

Originally posted: June 21, 2021 Gardening is a rewarding activity that has been found to provide a host of benefits beyond ensuring readily available access to fresh fruits, vegetables and awe-inspiring blooms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says many gardening tasks qualify as light to moderate exercise, which means raking the leaves and Read more about How Ergonomic Tools Can Benefit Home Gardeners[…]

The Time to Combat Radiologic Technologist Burnout is Now

Originally posted April 7, 2021. Written by Rob Fabrizio. Four ways imaging vendors can help. Heavy lifting, repetitive motions, long hours, skittish patients and demanding physicians. These are just a few of the many challenges radiologic technologists (rad techs) contend with every day. The job is physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. It’s no surprise, then, Read more about The Time to Combat Radiologic Technologist Burnout is Now[…]

How Ola Strandberg redefined electric guitar ergonomics for a new generation

The guitars built by .strandberg may look unconventional, but they’re designed to be more ergonomic and playable than guitars of the past, says founder Ola Strandberg. Image credit: .strandberg Originally posted February 3, 2022. Written by Jamie Dickson For many people, Sweden is the home of thoughtful, elegant design. From vintage Saab cars to furniture Read more about How Ola Strandberg redefined electric guitar ergonomics for a new generation[…]

The Upender, Improving Worker Safety

Originally posted March 1, 2021. Written by Uni-Craft Corp. – Ergonomic Solutions The Upender is an ergonomic “lifting aid” that helps prevent worker injuries, lowering the cost of claims and downtime. Ergonomic solutions in the workplace are necessary. We are aware that the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018, reported that musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) accounted Read more about The Upender, Improving Worker Safety[…]

How to design an office space that people want to come back to

Originally posted October 19, 2021. Published in: Workspace Revolution Your office design showcases and influences your company’s two biggest assets: your property and your people. As companies begin to invite employees back to their offices since the pandemic, the question lingers: how do you create a space that employees want to come back to? After over a Read more about How to design an office space that people want to come back to[…]

Physical Therapy Float wins the Grand Marshal’s Award!

The California Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) entered a float in the 2022 Rose Parade, winning the Grand Marshal’s award for “Most outstanding creative concept and float design”. As a proud member of the APTA for 40+ years, this was exciting to see! Many association members helped to make this happen with donations Read more about Physical Therapy Float wins the Grand Marshal’s Award![…]