Feb 28th is Repetitive Strain Injury (aka Musculoskeletal disorder) awareness day. These types of injuries are caused by repetitive movements or prolonged awkward postures. Repetitive strain injuries affect the muscles, tendons, nerves and joints of high strain areas such as the upper and lower back, shoulders, elbows, wrists and neck.

The best way to deal with ergonomic injuries is prevention. These injuries develop slowly over time so take a moment today to readjust your workstation and save your self the pain in the back later!

For more information, visit these helpful links:

Ergonomics at Carleton

CCOHS: How to adjust your office chair

CCOHS: Psychosocial factors of ergonomic injury