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Ergonomics

Simple Exercises to Perform on an Airplane

EXERCISES TO PERFORM DURING YOUR NEXT FLIGHT! Let’s face it.  Airplane seats are not comfy!  Sitting through a long flight can result in stiffness and other (pain) souvenirs that you really did not want to bring home with you!  It can also result in less blood flowing through your body so in order to decrease your risk for travel related…

7 Stretches to Perform at Your Desk

Having a desk job means that you are not moving much during your workday.  But, the body needs movement for mobility and blood flow!  Below are some ideas for stretches you can perform to your low back and legs while at your desk.  It is important to perform these gently throughout the day.  We also suggest making sure you are…

Tips for Staying Comfortable While Gardening

It’s that time of year again!  With the warmer weather and spring showers comes the fun project of organizing your garden and planting flowers!  Believe it or not, we actually see patients who have pain or injury from their gardening and yardwork experiences.  Fortunately, there are ways to stay more comfortable and avoid injury while working in your yard which…

Quick and Easy Desk Workout

QUICK and EASY Desk Workout Sitting at work too much? Feel like you are not moving enough during the day? Do this quick 2-minute workout once every 2-3 hours to get your heart rate up and body moving!   Remember, MOTION IS LOTION! MOVE TO IMPROVE! 1.  Sit-to-stand –  10 reps 2.  Shoulder blade squeezes – 10 reps 3.  High knees…

Posture and Work-related Injuries

Let’s Talk Posture and Ergonomics! We had an opportunity to sit down and chat with Brent Cordery, physical therapist at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI), about ergonomic assessments and the work-related rehabilitation OPTI provides!  Check out what Brent has to say below! How can Omaha Physical Therapy Institute assist those injured while at work?  How can you help employers with…

The Power of Touch

The Power of Touch Do you remember when you were younger and you had to get a shot at the doctor’s office?  What did you want to do at that moment?  I remember reaching for my mom or dad’s hand.  Why? Even now, as an adult, when I’m on an airplane and there is turbulence, I typically grab for my husband’s…

Staying Comfortable and Healthy at Work

Keeping it Comfy at Work! Ergonomics:  Merriam-Webster defines ergonomics as an “applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people interact most efficiently and safely.”  At Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI), we perform ergonomic evaluations which include assessing a specific work environment and job duties and making sure it is safe and effective in allowing…

Desk Job Workout!

Having a desk job and not moving much during the day can be both mentally and physically challenging. It is important to take several breaks from your resting posture in the morning and the afternoon. Remember that the perfect posture is a posture that continues to change throughout the day. You need to move to keep your blood flowing to…