5 ergonomics tips that could save your career
Good ergonomic practices could mean the difference between early retirement and a long, successful career.
Back pain after a long day? Cramping hands? Aching neck?
Every dental professional has been there at one point or another. From poor posture and heavy loupes to stressful sustained grips and uncomfortable seats, there are numerous ways to wear down your body in the dental practice. It may feel like chronic pain is just a part of the job—but it doesn’t have to be.
These ongoing aches and pains may be the result of poor ergonomic practices. The bottom line: Ergonomics could save your career. There are several simple tweaks that could prevent the chronic pain that often ends careers prematurely.
To help, we compiled a list of the top five ergonomics articles by our ergonomics editor, Dr. Bethany Valachi, PT, MS, CEAS, that we feel all dental professionals should read.
Continue to the next page to see the must-read tips.