Guest: Corey M. Kunzer, P.T., D.P.T., SCS, (@KunzerCorey) and Edward R. Laskowski, M.D. (@DrEdSportsMed)Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD) Over the past decade more individuals have begun working remotely; the numbers have increased dramatically this past year with the COVID-19 pandemic. While there are some advantages to working remotely, there are also some potential problems associated with it. Those working from home often develop a variety of musculoskeletal problems including low back and neck pain, as well as shoulder and extremity discomfort. Drs. Edward Laskowski, a physician and Corey Kunzer, a physical therapist, both in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic will discuss some of the musculoskeletal problems associated with working remotely.Specific topics discussed:Frequency of musculoskeletal problems associated with working from homeDifferences between working at home vs. the traditional officeIssues to consider when selecting a desk and chairRecommended positions of the monitor, keyboard and mouseBenefits of a standing workstation or working while walking on a treadmillConnect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.
January 12, 2021