As 2016 wraps up, the Job Ready staff reflected on the work conditioning program and wanted to share with you a few of the program participants and their outcomes:
It’s the busy season at Santa’s workshop and that usually means a few headaches for Santa. Ginger, Santa’s longest-employed elf, injured her knee when she tried to hurry through the workshop to deliver a needed doll body part to one of her co-elves, and twisted her knee. (Elves have very small knees and ligaments, so, it doesn’t take much force for one of those babies to tear!)
With the rise in popularity and availability of mobile devices, an increase in postural strain is being placed on our bodies. Poor posture while using tablets, cell phones and other media place the upper body in a position of increased neck flexion with rounded shoulder posturing. This can lead to a variety of musculoskeletal issues and postural deviations. Given the length of time already spent in these postures on a daily basis, working in these postures places office workers at an even higher risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders.