ABOUT THE aSK THE EXPERTS: THE PROS AND CONS OF SIT/STAND WORKSTATIONS WEBINAR
Originally aired on March 25, 2015 as The Gravity of Standing: The Case for Wider Shoes, this online seminar was broadcast exclusively to members of the Certified Professionals Directory.
In this one hour webinar, Dr. Bob Niklewicz discusses the rising popularity of standing workstations to combat what is frequently called "sitting disease." Dr. Bob carefully analyzes the pros and cons of standing workstations.
As the trend is toward a "paperless" society, businesses have been transitioning from perceived "low skilled" manual tasks to "higher skilled" computer-based work. Today more information is being shared via computer, thus more work has become chair based.
Published research reports are raising fears about the actual physiological risks of prolonged sitting. However, there are also potentially harmful consequences to prolonged standing that are often over looked.
As with most things in life, somewhere there is a satisfactory middle ground. This is also true for the Sit/Stand option.
After determining that the back is healthy enough to safely engage in periods of standing, the worker needs to be coached on understanding the signs of fatigue and on the best Sit/Stand options.
Incorporating frequent, safe, easy and practical ways to deal with the effects of gravity, will produce the best results for the worker that potentially minimize fatigue and potential health risks.
A digital certificate of completion will be returned to participant within 30 days of completion for 1.0 contact hours/0.10 CEUs. CEU's are typically calculated at the standard of 1/10 of a credit per 60 minutes of study, except in states where pre-approval of workshops are required by that state's licensing board, in which case the amount of CEU's credited may vary.
Refunds are not available for distance learning courses.
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Robert Niklewicz, PT, CEAS II, DHSC, CIE
Bob has lectured and consulted in Ergonomics since 1993. He has also been an Associate Professor at University of California San Francisco, Masters of Physical Therapy Program and an Associate Professor on Professional Ethics and leadership for the DPT program at UCSF. Bob was co-founder of Physical Therapy Services of Rohnert Park where he worked from 1979 until 2006.
He has provided physical therapy services and ergonomics training to companies including State Farm Insurance Company, Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies, JDS Uniphase, Medtronic and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Bob received his certificate as an Orthopedic Physician's Assistant from City College of San Francisco, his Physical Therapy Degree from UCSF, his Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from Sonoma State University and his Doctorate in Health Science from the University of St. Augustine. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, The American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and the International Association for the Study of Pain.