Dental Office Assessments
In-office Assessment includes:
Dental Professional Assessment and Coaching
1 on 1 in-person assessment of operatory setup
Assessment can be done for any position in the office
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"I NOW CONSTANTLY REMIND MYSELF TO SIT UP STRAIGHT!"
Katrina did an ergonomic assessment of our dental office in June 2018. She educated all of us at a staff meeting, then she evaluated each staff member while each person worked. As a result, we purchased ergonomic chairs, ergonomic foot rests, moved computer monitors to better positions, etc. We still have work to do but it is a good start. Katrina also gave each person a written report of her evaluations and gave all of us exercises to do. Her enthusiasm for good ergonomics is contagious. I now constantly remind myself to sit up straight! I recommend her highly.
"I'M VERY GLAD I DID THIS"
As a dentist who is 40 years old and already worried about my ability to physically do this job much longer, I decided to bring Katrina Klein out from California to Chattanooga to teach us about the many facets of ergonomics in dentistry. Lots of good info that I'm excited to implement. She's got a unique wealth of knowledge (certified ergonomics assessment specialist and a certified personal trainer) that she applies specifically to our field (because she is also an RDH). Anyway, at first I thought it was unrealistic to bring her to Chattanooga all the way from California, but it was well worth it and I just wanted to share that fact with everyone here. We opened it up to the other offices in the area and it was a great time of learning. She's great at what she does and I encourage others to consider having her come speak. Helpful stuff that can prolong your career.
The body cannot hope to sustain the excessive and static load we place on it without strengthening it. The neck and shoulders will try to compensate for a weak back until they fall short of the demand and also fail, resulting in pain and injury.
Learn target zone exercises that specifically relieve the overworked muscles and strengthen those that support proper posture.
Learn how to practice so that you can practice as long as you want! There's a huge difference between prevention and treatment.
We can significantly reduce the potential for pain by using ergonomically sound practices during the day.
60 Second Effective Stretches
Ergonomic Equipment Essentials
Alternative Practice Solutions
Workday Tid Bits that actually help!
Dentistry has you hunched over, craning your neck all day long. Stretching your back, neck, shoulders and even wrists out of this static ballerina post is ESSENTIAL to becoming pain free.
Learn which stretches are most effective, how and when to use them.
60 Second Workday Target Zone Stretches
Target Zone After Hours Stretching
Full Body Stretching
One of the best ways to prevent injury is to be proactive about strength training. My one on one personal training provides an opportunity to learn how to strengthen your body by learning which exercises are best for dental professionals, how to do them correctly, learn which equipment works which muscles, receive real time feedback to correct form, learn which exercises not to do and how to progress to become your best version of you!
I also provide goal specific nutritional guidance. We know that getting and staying fit is as much about eating clean and efficiently, as it is activity. Let me help you learn to eat to achieve your goals!
Strengthen the body to build a foundation that can meet our demands.
This X-ray shows “Tech Neck” or deformed cervical vertebrae as a result of chronic leaning forward and looking down. The neck is supposed to be rounded and concave, not straight. Practicing hygiene without ergonomics and extensive use of cell phones is a bad combination resulting in a lot of pain. Need to learn better ergonomics? I can help!