Ergonomics


Antidotes for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Maintaining fitness and sticking to a regular exercise routine may help oral health professionals prevent work-related injury. By Jacquelyn L. Fried, RDH, MS

Tai Chi for Health

Dental Hygienists can enhance both their psychological and physical health by participating in this ancient form of exercise.
By Howell Tapley, PT, PhD, OCS, AND Stasia Tapley, PT, DPT

Reducing Muscle Workload

The use of cordless handpieces may help dental hygienists mitigate their risk of musculoskeletal disorders.
By Gayle B. McCombs, RDH, MS, and Daniel M. Russell, PhD

Preventive Interventions for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Evaluating the evidence behind strategies designed to reduce the risk of these common injuries is key to improving the ergonomics of clinical practice.
By Frances McConaughy, RDH, MS, and Shane Perry, RDH, MEd

Prevent Pain With Yoga

Regular yoga practice many help dental hygienists maintain their musculoskeletal health.
By Aubreé M. Chismark, RDH, MS

Reduce the Risk of Work-Related Injury

Ergonomic interventions may help dental hygienists protect their musculoskeletal health.
By Lynn Marsh, RDH, EdD

Evidence-Based Decision Making

When investigating ergonomic interventions, oral health professionals should incorporate this important process to increase the likelihood of success.
By Karen Kott, PT, PhD

Improve Visibility

With the help of new technology, clinicians can enhance their view of the oral cavity while improving ergonomics and patient care.
BY JoNELL BLY, RDH, BS, AND BECCA D. JORDRE, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, CERT MDT

Strategies for Managing Stress

Dental hygienists can use a variety of techniques to reduce the negative effects of stress.
By Claudia Michalak-Turcotte, CDA, RDH, MSDH, MSOSH, and Martha Atwood Sanders, PhD, MSOSH, OTR/L CPE

Injury Prevention with Physical Therapy

An individually designed program provided by a physical therapist can help oral health professionals improve strength, flexibility, endurance, and patterns of posture and movement.
By Karen Kott, PT, PhD, and Margaret F. Lemaster, BSDH, MS



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