Working Posture Workshop
Hands-on course
09 Nov 2018, 17:30 – 19:30 InterContinental Hotel | Dubai Festival City | UAE Area of interest: Oral Hygiene

Abstract

Recovery from workplace pain. Teaching participants how to sit well and learning some recovery movements to recover from chronic pain in lower back, sciatica, upper back, neck or shoulders.  These movements are easy to do and are recommended to be done at home until the pain subsides.

Agenda

08:00 – 09:00
Attendance / Pre Test
09:00 – 10:00
Lecture: Introductory Lecture + Anatomy of Trunk Support
10:00 – 11:00
Hands-on:

Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lesson:
Turning and reaching using pelvis and hip- An awareness through movement lesson where students learn how to use their pelvis to turn and reach and avoid straining the neck and to avoid twisting movement that is so damaging to torso when working in a stressed environment.

Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lesson:
How to use “integrative core bracing” Helps develop core strength to give torso/spine strength AND flexibility. To do this we need to feel how to align the body.

Awareness Through Movement (ATM):
Sitting in chairs- This lessons bring teaching into sitting in a chair and integrates all previous lessons by brining them into the workplace. Showing how to adjust posture for turning, reaching, using Loupes and Microscope. Ideally this lesson could be taught in Simclinic but can be done using good flat chairs.
11:00 – 12:00
Hands-on:
Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lesson:
Arm reach and roll- An awareness through movement lesson where students learn how to soften their shoulders and arms and still have lots of strength control and delicacy of movement to do their work. These movements help to avoid RSI and Carpel Tunnel Syndrome—common in dental workers. The lesson also refines and integrates movements from earlier lessons by co-ordinating with trunk and pelvis.

Connectingfine motor movements of hand with torso. This lesson helps prevent shoulder and wrist problems amongst other things, Hands that are relaxed can have better accurate fine motor movements.
12:00 – 12:30
Evaluation /  Post test
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