• The War on Sitting

    Ergonomics September 25, 2013

    Despite being a relatively new field of study, the amount of research and information regarding the negative effects of prolonged sitting has quickly become quite vast. Recent research is pointing to some of the most alarming revelations…

  • Interventions To Prevent Back Pain And Back Injury In Nurses: A Systematic Review

    Healthcare Ergonomics September 11, 2013

    What are the most effective interventions to prevent back injury at work?  A paper by Dawson et al (2007) looked at 51 papers to determine this.  Of the papers reviewed, only 20 met their selection criteria.  The study cohorts consisted of nurses, nursing aides, student nurses, and at times a combination of nurse categories. InterventionsContinue reading

  • The Biopsychosocial Interview

    Industrial Rehab September 4, 2013

    The patient interview is the foundation of medical care.  Lipkin, et al (1995), reports that physicians conduct a mean of 120,000 to 160,000 interviews in a practice lifetime.  Physical or Occupational Therapists also conduct interviews before initiating a treatment program.  Even a modest improvement in interview style can greatly affect treatment outcomes.  The interview isContinue reading