Posture Makes Perfect

Follow these ergonomic strategies to improve your musculoskeletal health.
By Martha J. Sanders, PhD, MSOSH, OTR/L, CPE, and Claudia Michalak Turcotte, CDA, RDH, MS

Help for Tension Headaches

Follow these strategies for effective prevention and treatment of this common ailment.
By Howell Tapley, PT, PhD, OCS

Hand Health

Tips for preventing and managing soft tissue disorders of the hands.
By Nancy Kane Mann, RDH, MSEd, and Mary D. Cooper, RDH, MSEd

Joint Protection

Tips for treating and preventing osteoarthritis of the thumb, a common ailment among dental hygienists.
By Howell Tapley, PT, PhD, OCS

Avoid Low Back Pain

Musculoskeletal disorders, particularly low back pain, are common among oral health professionals. Here are strategies to keep your back healthy.
By Karen Kott, PT, PhD, and Gayle B. McCombs, RDH, MS

Magnification Basics

Tips on choosing the best loupes system to help you improve your working posture and musculoskeletal health.
By M. Anjum Shah, BSDH, RDH, MS, and Joan M. Pellegrini, RDH, MS, PhD

Improve Your Posture

Body awareness and strengthening the postural muscles can support a healthy alignment.
By Susan S. Parker, RDH, MEd, MBA

The Pilates Approach to Back Pain

Simple exercises can help dental professionals prevent and treat back pain.
By Susan S. Parker, RDH, MEd, MBA

The Core of Ergonomic Practice

Practicing Pilates to develop and maintain strong core muscles.
By Susan S. Parker, RDH, MEd, MBA

Visual Acuity Without Injury

Reduce your risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders with magnification loupes and co-axial illumination.
By Bonnie Branson, RDH, PhD, and Melanie Simmer-Beck, BSDH, MS

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