Physical Therapy

Workstation Ergonomics

by Mike Marcin, PT
 
Many of us notice aches and pains when sitting at a desk for long periods.  These can be annoying at first, but can also turn into serious medical issues if not properly addressed. 
 
Keep in mind, we have many things on our desks, and it is helpful to consider the impact of having them in the wrong position:
 
  • Monitor – should be an arms length away to avoid slouching and gazing to see the screen
  • Keyboard – keep it close to you, are your elbow

What To Look For In A Properly Fit Office Chair

by Mike Marcin, PT
 
As many people sit at their desk a majority of their day, sitting in an improperly fit chair can lead to repetitive strain and aches and pains throughout the body.
 
Here are a few things to consider in using your office chair:
 
  • Are you using the back support properly?  They are often adjustab

Knee Pain and Osteoarthritis

by Kristy Carpenter, PT, DPT
 
Osteoarthritis, also referred to as “degenerative arthritis”, is a painful condition that causes a breakdown of the cartilage that surrounds joints.   The knee joint is a common site for this condition.    This can occur over a course of months or years. Without this healthy cartilage in the knee joint, bones can make contact and grind away at each other, causing pain. Other symptoms can include stiffness, loss of motion, swelling, and tenderness.  Whether your symptoms are mild pa
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