Shovel Snow Correctly

How to Shovel Snow Correctly

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

Whether you are new to the cold climate or have previously experienced the heavy snow fall of a typical Canadian winter, you may be shoveling snow incorrectly without even realizing it. From years of experience, we often see an influx of patients who suffer from Back, Neck, Shoulder, Elbow and  Wrist pain due to shoveling snow improperly. Listed below are …

forward head posture

Forward Head Posture

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

Forward Head Posture is shifting the head forward on the body. It is usually associated with rounding of the shoulders. Prolonged usage of the computer, television and incorrect sleeping positions are common causes of Forward Head Posture. This results in shortness and tightness, of muscles and soft tissues in the front of the neck and the upper chest area. It …

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How to Properly Use a Laptop

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

Operation of a Laptop in awkward positions, commonly leads to neck pain, back pain and mal-alignment of the spine, especially in children. These positions include: lying on your stomach, leaning back on the arm rest of a couch and lying on your side etc. It is very important to maintain proper posture when using a laptop, to avoid injury and …

setting up your desk

Setting up Your Desk

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

Your desk setup can impact your posture and comfort. Therefore, it is important to calibrate it to your body. Proper desk height is necessary to ensure comfort and avoid injury. Using a desk that is too short will result in Forward Head Posture, Rounded Shoulders and Hunching Over. This leads to neck, upper back and lower back pain. If your …

setting up mouse and keyboard

Setting up Your Mouse and Keyboard

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

Improper usage of the mouse and keyboard can result in general soreness and musculoskeletal conditions effecting the wrist, elbow, shoulder and neck. Common conditions include carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. To prevent impact and stress to these areas when working with a computer, it is recommended to use an adjustable ergonomic keyboard tray. The keyboard height must be leveled …