Health - Topic : ergonomics

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Pedicure Poise

January 1, 2010  | Article

Pedicures can be quite tough on a nail tech’s body. Holding legs while ­clipping toenails, massaging calves and ankles, and scrubbing down thick callus can all quickly lead to sore backs and arms — and cranky dispositions. Here’s what some techs have done to keep their poise during strenuous pedicures.

Keywords: ergonomics   pedicure areas   pedicure spas   pedicures   salon decor/design  

Hurting Hands

November 1, 2009  | Article

What if no doctor or medical study could confirm it, but through a network of your peers you learned many nail techs develop similar pain in their wrists, fingers, and thumbs? Would you choose to proactively reduce your risk of pain based only on anecdotal evidence?

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomic products   ergonomics  

High-Heel Stats

January 30, 2009  | Article

A survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association crunches the numbers on how much we suffer, and why we wear, high-heeled shoes.

Keywords: callus   ergonomics   foot care  

10 Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

May 1, 2008  | Article

The job of nail tech poses a few special challenges when it comes to your health. The good news is, little changes go a big way toward ensuring a long and healthy career.

Keywords: air quality   ergonomics   healthy working   minimizing stress   time management  

Learn the Facts About Chronic Myofascial Pain

November 1, 2006  | Article

Our job demands we bend over a desk with our head tilted for hours at a time. This stressful posture coupled with our repetitive motions put us at risk of developing chronic myofacial pain. This painful disease can be tough to diagnose and difficult to treat; the good news is you can take steps now to prevent it.

Keywords: ergonomics   healthy working  

The “OM” of Doing Nails

June 1, 2005  | Article

The downside of a full book is the toll it takes on your body. For those dealing with an aching back, tense shoulders, and tired eyes, relief may be found in a yoga-inspired exercise that can be done in on while sitting at your workstation.

Keywords: ergonomics   healthy working   stress relief   yoga  

The "Om" of Doing Nails

June 1, 2005  | Article

The downside of a full book is the toll it takes on your body. For those dealing with an aching back, tense shoulders, and tired eyes, relief may be found in yoga-inspired exercises that can be done in no time while sitting at your workstation.

Keywords: ergonomics   healthy working   stress relief   yoga  

Carpal Tunnel in the News

December 1, 2002  | News

Is surgery more effective than wearing a splint for carpal tunnel relief? Study shows wearing a magnetic wrist wrap also reduces pain.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   working safely  

Stretch Your Day

November 1, 2002  | Article

Nail techs can significantly reduce muscle tension and soreness and lower stress levels simply by incorporating a few yoga poses and breathing techniques into their daily work routine.

Keywords: ergonomics   work related injuries   yoga  

Carpal Tunnel: Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

July 1, 2002  | Article

Once viewed as “ New-age alternatives,” massage, acupuncture, and the Alexander techniques are gaining ground as conservative approaches to preventing and alleviating the painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   massage  

It's Simple Ergonomics

April 1, 2000  | Article

Pam Karousis found an unusual item to help with back pain felt by many technicians.

Keywords: ergonomics  

Fighting Nail Tech Spread

February 1, 1999  | Article

You’ve been sitting all day serving clients. You don’t have time to grab more than a candy bar for lunch. The gym is not even an option since you need to rush home to make dinner for the kids. Sound familiar? Read on for some in-salon workout tips.

Keywords: ergonomics   healthy working  

Stop Hand Pain

January 1, 1999  | Article

Stop Hand Pain Before It Stops You

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   repetitive motion injuries  

Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Back

May 1, 1994  | Article

Alleviate back pain by practicing good posture and taking time to exercise

Keywords: back pain   ergonomics   exercise   healthy working   posture  

Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome With Good Tools and Work Habits

June 1, 1993  | Article

Manufacturers have created everything from padded armrest to ergonomic chairs so that nail technicians can work more effectively and pain-free.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomic products   ergonomics   healthy working   repetitive motion injuries  

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