|Document ID (ISN)||76873|
|Convention or series no.
||Abreu P., Cruz E.
||Working while seated - How to prevent backache
||Trabalhar sentado - como prevenir as dores na sua coluna [in Portuguese]|
||Associação Portuguesa de Fisioterapeutas, Lisboa, Portugal, 2000. 15p. Illus. + CD-ROM
||The aim of this guide and CD-ROM edited by the Portuguese association of physiotherapists is to prevent back problems and discomfort during work in a seated posture, particularly when working with a computer. Main topics covered: anatomy of spinal column; causes of back problems; causes of discomfort (muscular tension, psychological stress, disc lesions, spondylarthrosis); health consequences of incorrect seated posture and repetitive movements; correct posture and movements; ergonomic design of the workplace; exercises to be done at the workplace and at home; advice for a healthy lifestyle.
||Portugal; sitting posture; training material; musculoskeletal diseases; visual display terminals
||relaxation exercises; workplace design; workbreaks; training manuals; repetitive strain injury; backache; disc lesions; CD-ROM; spinal column
||C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
|Country / State or Province||Portugal|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Physical fitness programmes
Visual display terminals (VDTs)