Published on February 20, 2014
KSC RehabWorks Safety & Health Presentation O&C Building, Room 1108 Phone: 867-7497 Fax: 867-1144 KSC-RehabWorks@mail.nasa.gov
RehabWorks Operations Monday - Friday, 7am-5pm Treat work, non-work, sport injuries Pre and post-operative rehabilitation Patient Treatment Days – M, W, F Each appointment last approx. 1 hour Avg. patient receives 2-3 appointments/week Tuesdays and Thursdays are for new patients and employee outreach/training Employees can request a one-time consult
Rx for AT Services
Common Diagnosis Treated Chronic Post-Operative Neck and Back Pain Spinal Fusion DDD/OA Diskectomy/Laminectomy Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Epicondylitis/Tenosynovitis Shoulder Impingement ACL Reconstruction Meniscectomy/Debridement Fracture ORIF SAD/RCR Plantar Fasciitis Total Joint Arthroplasty Myofascial Pain Syndromes Nerve Release/Transposition
Sitting Disease What is it? Is it contagious? Is there a pill that can fix it? Is this the medical term for couch potato??
Sitting Disease??? How many hours a day do you sit? Driving Work Watching TV At meals 50% to 70% of people spend six or more hours sitting a day 20% to 35% spend four or more hours a day watching TV
Increased Risks Sedentary lifestyle is associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers (breast and colon). Physical activity seems to reduce risks by increasing insulin sensitivity, reducing body fat, inflammation and certain hormonal imbalances. So becoming more active also makes life — in general — healthier and easier.
Sitting Disease 3 out of 4 full time employees of large companies wish they didn’t spend most of their working hours sitting 67% of US office workers wish their employees offered them desks that could be adjusted so they could work either sitting or standing.
Life Expectancy A recent study revealed that Americans' sedentary lifestyle shortens their life expectancy. If Americans would cut their sitting time in half, their life expectancy would increase by roughly: 2 years (by reducing sitting to less than 3 hours a day) 1.4 years (by reducing TV time to less than 2 hours a day)
Sitting vs. Standing Sitting is harder on your back than standing. Sitting tenses the hamstrings and causes a flattening of normal curve in the low back. This distortion of the spine increases the compression of the discs in the low back area. Sitting upright or sitting in a forward bent position is even worse!
Lumbar Disc Pressure
Lumbar Disc Pressure
Tendonitis Repetitive wrist motions Repetitive shoulder motions Sustained hyper extension of arms and wrists Prolonged load on shoulders Medial/Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis/Golfers Elbow) DeQuervians
Trigger Points Taunt bands within a muscle, creating a knot. TrPs creates referred pain. Usually due to poor posture Consistently stretched muscle, contracted muscle, or fatigued muscle.
NEAT Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis Includes stretching, turning, bending, Aim for 10 minutes each hour No excuses Even if you workout, you may be sitting too long and suffering from the sitting disease. To prevent the sitting disease you have to look at the whole day….what are you doing each hour? Turn TV time into a productive time. Iron while watching TV Walk on a treadmill/stationary bike Clean the room where the TV is
How to increase activity? Increased activity simply means Stand more (set a timer and stand hourly) Take microbreaks every 30 minutes while working at a desk Get a pedometer and count your steps — increase from your baseline Take stairs vs. elevator Walk down the hall to co-workers instead of email Adopt new habits Stand during meetings, go for a walk with your co-worker as you discuss ―abc‖. VIDEO
Summary If you can stand, don’t sit. If you can walk, don’t stand. If you can do something manually, don’t use a machine.
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