Laptop and Briefcase Ergonomics

I often see patients who have problems that are aggravated by improper lifting, prolonged sitting behind laptops, over exercising and under exercising. Some decide to become athletes after leaving sports for years.

Traveling or tips for carrying: Here are some simple strategies to prevent injury while travelling with work related items


Buy light bags with padded shoulder straps. Double strap is preferred. When lifting use for knees. Do not lift objects that you are not used to. If you are changing residence use moving companies. Lift evenly so that your left and right side are lifting equally. Do no wobble. Use bags that have wheels.  Maintain good posture. Neck is slightly back, chest extended, abdomen tucked in and some curvature in the low back. Do not sit too long in one position. Try to alternate between sitting and standing every 30 minutes. For every 30 minutes of sitting stand 10 minutes if you are doing office work. Use a table lift to make your table taller using boxes or prefabricated desk extensions.