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Alberta ergonomist says extended work-from-home setups causing increase in back pain, eye strain
“We hear a lot about people having upper back discomfort, lots with neck issues, and then a lot of reporting lately around severe eye strain,” said Dr. Linda Miller, a clinical assistant professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Global News, March 2021.

Headaches, eye strain, neck pain: how working from home is hurting our bodies
Health experts say the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our bodies is a real problem — and it’s not just because gyms are closed and workouts are sparse.
CityNews, March 2021.

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Makeshift home desks might be to blame for aches and pains: Ergonomist
Feeling sore after working from home? The cause might be that makeshift desk.
CityNews, April 2020.

Working from home on a laptop? 5 ergonomic tips you should click on
Laptop shouldn’t be in your lap for long, look for ‘stable surfaces’ instead of the sofa.
CBC Edmonton, April 2020.

COVID-19: How to avoid the aches and pains of working from home
Working from home may be causing aches and pains for some people and they aren’t just job-related.
Calgary Herald; Edmonton Journal, April 2020.

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How to survive and thrive in your new at-home work station
Sudden shift to home office can be a pain in the neck when therapists aren’t available.
CBC Calgary, April 2020.

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Working from home? U of A to give ergonomics tips in online session
A local ergonomics expert shares tips on how to work from home.
CTV Edmonton, April 2020.

Télétravail : quelques conseils pour bien s’adapter
Comment bien préparer son poste de travail et se préparer mentalement à quelques semaines de télétravail?
Radio-Canada, March 2020.

Standing desks fail to provide the health benefits they promote, Edmonton ergonomics expert says
Standing in the office may be just as bad for your health as sitting, says Edmonton-based ergonomics expert Linda Miller.
CBC, February 2018.

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