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.
Listen in as Katie Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses hot topics in primary care with CHOP subject-matter-experts as they weigh in on issues affecting the daily practice of pediatricians. This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients.
This Primary Care Perspectives Podcast episode was originally released on March 3, 2021.
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