Tag Archives: covid19

Sitting

Sitting

Sitting       Through this difficult time many of you have been sitting more than usual.  To make matters worse, your at home desk setup isn’t as ergonomically friendly or you may not even have a true desk at all and have just been using the couch.  This can put a tremendous stress on the body and cause all sorts of aches and pains you may be feeling right now.  What can we do about this?       Sitting is a part of everyday life.  It is honestly unavoidable.  We want to take some stress off our lower body and relax while we work and sitting is perfect for that.  While not immediately detrimental, chronic seated posture leads to shortening of the hip flexors, the pecs, the anterior shoulders, the posterior neck, and the upper shoulder muscles.  Often, these can progress into pain in the low back or numbness/tingling sensations in the arms and may even contribute to carpal tunnel symptoms.    ... read more

Work from Home and Ergonomics

Work from Home and Ergonomics

Work from Home and Ergonomics     Working from home can be quite the change.  You spend more time at a desk that is usually less comfortable, or worse, use a laptop on the couch or at your kitchen table.  Laptops are one of the worst things for posture and ergonomics. There is no effective way to use the laptop as is and have the screen and keyboard at perfect positions.  Let us talk a bit about working from home and minimizing the pain and poor ergonomics associated with it.       First, what is ergonomics?  Ergonomics is the study of efficiency in the working environment.  This more specifically relates to the posture, body position, and setup in which we use to perform our everyday work.  Most commonly used for people with desk jobs it also applies to more physically demanding jobs in trades and industry. This study is used to reduce the painful positions and habits that people develop as a result of their job and w ... read more

PHC Coronavirus Statement *UPDATED 03/17*

PHC Coronavirus Statement *UPDATED 03/17*

*03/17 UPDATE*Many of you have likely heard and/or read about the restrictions on travel placed on San Francisco and many surrounding counties as outlined by the ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER No. C19-07.  We arecurrently considered by this order as a healthcare operation and will be remaining open to continue to serve those of you depending on ongoing management of your conditions and for whom a break in care may not be in the interest of.  Please note that we are further restricting our patient care to best protect both our patients and ourselves in addition to what we have previously outlined here. We are only allowing one patient in the office at a time to best adhere to social distancingAdditionally we will be running with minimal onsite staff to further reduce your person to person interactions. (please be patient if administrative tasks/requests take longer to complete o ... read more

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