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Ergonomic Assessment

As mentioned in my earlier blog regarding postural assessment, many of us are aware the role “bad posture” can have on causing aches and pains but what can we do about it if we have to sit down for long periods of time at a desk or work in awkward positions as part of our job? Ergonomics is the scientific study of people and their working conditions with the aim of improving efficiency. It often involves the production of specialist equipment or adaptions to workplaces in order to enhance the work of the employee and reduce exposure to any work hazards. There are many different types of ergonomic equipment on the market all with wild claims of reduced wrist or back pain if you buy them. This

Safe Exercise in Pregnancy (part 2)

Hopefully following the last blog post you are now aware of the benefits of exercising in pregnancy and are keen to get going!As mentioned there are a couple of things to consider to maintain safety whilst exercising (for both you and your baby). The American College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Sports Medicine Australia 2015 have the following recommendations for exercising in pregnancy: 1) It’s advised to get a medical screening by your Dr to exclude any complications in your pregnancy that may contraindicate exercise. 2) Women are encouraged to engage in regular, moderate intensity exercise 30mins or more most days of the week. For ladies not used to regular exercise, some good optio