Monday, 17 March 2014

Meet The Experts - Discussion on the latest musculoskeletal diagnostics and how technology affects ergonomics

Meet The Experts

Last November (2013) I was lucky enough to be invited to the Medserena upright MRI facility in London. This is a state of the art MRI where Professor Francis Smith is clinical director and he hosted a round table chat with some very experienced and capable people in the world of ergonomics and musculoskeletal health. I was also there - just to make up the numbers.

Present were

Professor Francis Smith - Clincial director of Medserena 
Guy Osmond - of Osmond Ergonomics

Alberto Gonzalez of The Gonstead Chiropractic Clinic in Harley Street 

The discussion was recorded and has been aired on Health Radio UK 


Please do listen but bear in mind it is the original recording and has not been edited by UK Health Radio so has some preamble at the end has caught one of us asking for a glass of wine - who do you think it is?

Pictured from left to right are Professor Francis Smith, Guy Osmond and Alberto Gonzalez.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Do as I say Not As I Do!

I went to the Health and Wellbeing@Work conference this last Wednesday. It was very good with lots of excellent exhibitors and talks.
I went to some of the talks chaired by Professor Peter Buckle and the subject of changing cultures and also bad habits of children using technology came up. The professor took a straw poll of the room asking how many present sometimes used their laptop or tablet while sitting on the sofa - I think it was while watching TV at the end of the day. The room was full of ergonomists, OH therapists etc and at least half of them raised their hands. I am sometimes guilty as well and it shows how hard it is to get people to adopt healthy habits. Professor Buckle commented that children will tend to do what they see their parents doing and with musculoskeletal problems becoming more prevalent in younger people I am going to try and curb my bad habits - at least when my children are around!