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Ergonomics (say "er-guh-NAW-miks") is the study of the kind of work or play you do, the environment you do it in, and the tools you use.
The goal of ergonomics is to avoid physical problems related to your activities. That means knowing the best way to set up a work area, use tools, or use your body to do tasks.
When you practice good ergonomics, you may:
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of: November 14, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Joan Rigg PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
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