COVID-19 Miniseries: Motion is Lotion -- Staying Healthy While Working Remote
- 24m 38s
- Corey M. Kunzer, P.T., D.P.T., SCS, Darryl S. Chutka, M.D., Edward R. Laskowski, M.D.
- Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
Over the past decade more individuals have begun working remotely; the numbers have increased dramatically this past year with the COVID-19 pandemic. While there are some advantages to working remotely, there are also some potential problems associated with it. Those working from home often develop a variety of musculoskeletal problems including low back and neck pain, as well as shoulder and extremity discomfort. Drs. Edward Laskowski, a physician and Corey Kunzer, a physical therapist, both in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic will discuss some of the musculoskeletal problems associated with working remotely.
Specific topics discussed:
- Frequency of musculoskeletal problems associated with working from home
- Differences between working at home vs. the traditional office
- Issues to consider when selecting a desk and chair
- Recommended positions of the monitor, keyboard and mouse
- Benefits of a standing workstation or working while walking on a treadmill
In this Audiobook
Mayo Clinic Talk with Corey M. Kunzer, P.T., D.P.T., SCS, Edward R. Laskowski, M.D. and Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. on Motion is Lotion – Staying Healthy While Working Remote