Wabash Christian Therapy presented the program for the Carmi Chamber of Commerce’s first Lunch and Learn program, held on August 30, 2017. Janelle Waters, OTR, L and Lauren Keehn, OTR, L talked about ergonomics and the negative effects of prolonged sitting on your body.
According to Waters, “Ergonomic is the study of how to adapt your work environment and the way you perform your job duties to protect your body from injury.” She gave the audience information about correct posture, considerations on how to best use your workspace and body mechanics and lifting.
Keehn told the audience that inactivity is the fourth risk factor for death. Prolonged sitting can cause muscle imbalance throughout the body. She gave examples of ways to prevent prolonged sitting, especially in an office situation.
For more information on the program presented, one may contact Wabash Christian Therapy at 618-382-2927.