Long hours spent working at computers can result in a variety of complaints from carpal tunnel syndrome to back ache. UCLA Health’s Dr. Meena Makhijani discusses the most common types of musculoskeletal disorders and what can be done to prevent and treat.
Think about the angle of your computer monitor, or the height of your desk. Think about whether your eyes are strained by the end of the day or if your wrists hurt from typing. A sound understanding of ergonomics can prevent most workplace injuries by adjusting tools to the user, putting an emphasis on proper posture to reduce the impact of repetitive movements.
Dr. Makhijani is Chief of Staff of the Motion Picture and Television Hospital, in addition to her Geriatrics practice at the Age Well facility. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, she then went on to pursue medicine, graduating from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Makhijani completed a Family Medicine Residency at Northridge Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at UCLA. She is also board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine. In addition to her passion for caring for older adults, she also has a passion for global relief work. She has done disaster relief work in Haiti and Nepal and medical missions in various parts of the globe.
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