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Josie Blake joins Taylor’d Ergo

In July, we welcomed Josie Blake to our team. Josie recently graduated from the University of Waterloo, where she did her undergrad in Kinesiology. She worked under Taylor’d Ergo’s direction for two co-op terms at a poultry processing facility, so we were quick to hire her when an opening became available…. Also in July, we […]
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Sharp knife requires less effort

Years ago, I would have been disappointed to receive kitchen utensils as a birthday gift, but this year, when I was given a set of new knives, I was quite excited. In the past few months, I’ve noticed that cutting is more work than it used to be – I worried that this was a […]
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29 ways to an “ergonomic” vacation

If we can loosely define “ergonomic” as “comfortable, safe, pleasant, high quality, and productive”, then these tips should legitimately improve your next vacation, ergonomically! Assuming your vacation starts in your vehicle: If possible, optimise seat height so you can see well, and adjust suspension to minimise shock and vibration Optimise seat fore-aft seat position so […]
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What is “repetitive”?

We are often asked to define the term “repetitive”. When it comes to an injured worker, the definition should come from the employee’s health care provider.   Each worker’s injury is unique, and one health care provider might have a unique idea of what “repetitive” means for his/her patient. (No matter what you’ve heard, there is no gold standard.) If the health […]
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Barista-Back

A recent article in the National Post highlighted the back and shoulder MSD hazards associated with barista work. The article highlighted a study from Wilfrid Laurier University, which showed that baristas have high rates of back and shoulder pain. The researchers did a great job of collecting survey, postural, and force data, and showing that the […]
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