Physically demanding work such as repeated lifting obviously places a great deal of stress on the body, especially the lower back. Sitting for prolonged periods of time at a desk or computer station may not seem like physically demanding work, but the stress on the neck and lower back can be just as damaging as heavy work. Even good posture is stressful if held for too long period of time. Repetitive stress disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, and neck pain account for over 60% of all workers complaints, costing employers and insurance carriers nearly 80 billion annually.
For these reasons Advanced Rehabilitation Clinics, Inc. (ARC) has developed free corporate in-service to educate employees how to recognize and correct faulty postural habits and to prevent adverse stress to the wrist, neck, and low back.