A Complete Course Listing Of Lessons

Section One

John, I'm thinking you could write a paragraph for each section here ...

And include as a toggle element. Explain what the section covers and who its for, i.e., section four is the core of the process and is for everybody, companies, consultants, individuals. Just a thought.

ActivSeating™ Introduction ~ The Back Owner’s Guide to Seated Work

General Introduction ~ ActivSeating™ is a simple and complete solution

Overview ~ Problem of Neck and Low Back Pain

Course Goals & Objectives ~ Five key areas

Pre-Course Test Survey ~ To determine current expertise

What Kind of Work? (Reclining) ~ Reclined tasks

What Kind of Work? (Forward) ~ Forward tasks

Section Two

Health Risks for Sitting ~ Leisure sitting has been linked to several disease categories

Sitting Has Bad Press! ~ Bloomberg/Huffington Post articles

Is Work Sitting Really a Problem? ~ Research says otherwise

Posture and the Low Back ~ An illustrative chart

Classic Ergonomic seated posture ~ Body is relaxed and torso is reclined, etc.

Work can change posture ~ A video

People get hurt at computers ~ Statistical research

Postural Muscles ~ The activity of deep postural muscles in the spine are linked to health

Deep muscle strength is linked to pain ~ Research papers

Slumping shuts off muscle ~ The deep muscles relax after 5 seconds of forward bend

We don’t feel slump ~ A video

Forearm support helps ~ Four research papers summarized

Measure Thigh-Torso Angle? ~ The simplest test for good spine posture is some slight movement at the low back

What’s Wrong With This Picture? ~ A look at problematic posture

“Perch” or Declined Sitting ~ The good and the bad

Section Three

Standing—Good And Bad ~ The good and the bad

Work Postures By Effort ~ Work Postures By Effort

People Don’t Want To Stand ~ Three research papers summarized

Health Risks To Standing ~ Three more research papers summarized

Not Just The Lower Back … ~ Low back pain improved

Section Four

General Process ~ Make work safer, easier and more productive

ActivSeating™ Process Introduction ~ Testing spine, chair, surfaces

Neutral Spine Posture ~ Neutral spine postures are the safest and strongest positions

Losing Neutral Spine Posture ~ Natural curves are lost, and more prone to injury

Spine Reset ~ A video

Chair Adjustment ~ A video

Adjusting The H.M. Aeron Chair ~ Two videos

Adjusting Other Full-Feature Chairs ~ A video

Chair Adjustment ~ Recline Only ~ A video

Chair Height Is Important ~ Research results summarized

Locate Chair Height ~ A video

Locate Work Surface Height ~ Position the surface above elbow

Test the Surface Height ~ A video

Eye Height ~ How to measure

Locate The Visual Targets ~ A video

Eyewear Changes Vision! ~ A video

Locate Handtools ~ A video

Chair Armrests ~ A video

Seat Tilt Sustains Good Posture For Forward Work ~ A video

If The Chair Does Not Tip Forward … ~ A guide

Chair Adjustments Change Spine Posture ~ A video

ActivSeating™ Sequence Review ~ A video

ActivSeating Overview ~ Process needs every element

Take Regular Breaks! ~ Short breaks more effective than design

Retrospective Study (2016) ~ Five-year survey of 1,000 clients

Pre- & Post-Comparison ~ 187 respondents reported frequency and severity of pain before and after consultation

Section Five

Observation Skills ~ A checklist

Thigh-Torso Angle (When It Works) ~ A diagram

Thigh-Torso Angle (When It Doesn’t Work) ~ A diagram

Forward Bending At Low Neck ~ Forward Head Posture can cause tightness in the neck and shoulders Backward Bending At Upper Neck ~ A diagram

Slumping Changes How We Breathe ~ Forward bending limits movement of the diaphragm Contact Pressures At The Wrist ~ Wrist pad or desk is the only place to rest

Knowledge Check ~ A checklist

Caster-Floor Agreement ~ A video

Caster-Floor Surface Agreement ~ A checklist

Caster-Floor Incompatibility ~ A checklist

Caster Size ~ A checklist

Small Rubber Caster ~ A checklist

Chair Height Research ~ Conclusions

Height Research Results ~ A Systematic Chair Adjustment Strategy to Permit Optimal Spinal Postures at Seated Work

Consider Lower Chair ~ Best height may be below end range of the of cylinder height

Consider Higher Chair ~ Best height may be above the standard height range

Make Good Sitting Posture Easy ~ Strongest muscles in best position

Raising An Armrest ~ If the armrest pad is too low, additional height may be needed

Elevated Armrest ~ Additional view of a modified armrest height

Lowering an Armrest ~ If the armrest is too tall, a lower armrest pad may be needed

Raising An Armrest ~ If the armrest pad is too low, additional height may be needed

Elevated Armrest ~ Additional view of a modified armrest height

Lowered Armrest ~ Detail of a lowered armrest mount

Modular surfaces ~ Modular surface height changes are simple

Acceptable Surface Height Range ~ Choose the best Surface height

Raising A Desk ~ Put shims under feet of the desk

Lowering A Desk ~ Lowering a fixed height is more complicated

Raising The Floor ~ Where the desk cannot be lowered, consider elevating the floor

Keyboard Tray ~ Arm support is only at the wrist

Keyboard Tray Modification ~ Keyboard tray is modified to allow forearm support

Footrest In Standing? ~ Alternates weight bearing through the legs

Footrest In Sitting? ~ Footrest does not allow postural variation in the torso

Independent Care Strategies ~ Different care is needed from the acute (beginning, severe) to chronic (settled, regular) stages

Acute Low Back Care ~ A checklist

Details, Acute Low Back Care ~ Downloadable PDF

Low Back Care In Chronic stages ~ A video

Neck And Shoulder Pain ~ Some gentle strategies can be helpful

Details: Neck And Shoulder Care ~ Downloadable PDF

Standing ~ A summary of pros & cons

Gymnastic Ball ~ A summary of pros & cons

Kneeling (Baalans) Chair ~ A summary of pros & cons

Mobility Stools ~ A summary of pros & cons

Saddle Seating ~ A summary of pros & cons

Stand With Tall Chair ~ Worst of both worlds!

Pre-Post Knowledge checks ~ A follow-up quiz

Case Studies 

Work Surface Support ~ A case study

Sit/Stand Workstation ~ A case study

Chair Adjustment ~ A case study

Section Six

Course Test Questions ~ A follow-up quiz

Section Seven

Thank you!