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Ergonomics 101: Tips for a Healthy Workstation (VIDEO)

Sprains, strains, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica and low back pain. You may not associate these injuries with sitting at a desk all day working on a computer, but they are among the most common ailments that affect millions of office workers each year.

If you spend a lot of time at a computer and suffer pain, tingling or numbness that keeps you awake at night, or interferes with your ability to perform daily activities, watch this video featuring Natalie Campaneria, supervisor of ergonomics at Baptist Health South Florida.

Ergonomics is considered an applied science that involves designing and arranging things people use, such as workstations, so the person can interact most efficiently and safely with their surroundings.

In this video tutorial, Ms. Campaneria, a physical therapist who is also a Certified Ergonomics Evaluation Specialist (CEES), shares her advice for setting up an ergonomically-correct computer workstation. She offers tips to reduce strain on the eyes, wrists, neck and shoulder due to bending, reaching, twisting, overexerting or repetitive motion. Watch the video now.

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