B.C. Matthews Hall
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
519-888-4567, ext. 35513
This webinar is for anyone concerned about prolonged sitting in the workplace (health and safety personnel, ergonomists, administrators and workers).
Much attention has been focused on the potential dangers of sitting at work. From sensational media stories claiming that “sitting is the new smoking” to conflicting conclusions in the literature, questions remain about how serious this problem is and what can be done to improve it.
This webinar will digest the current literature surrounding sitting and health. It will also explore evidence based and practical solutions to address these concerns.
About the presenter
Dr. Diana De Carvalho
Diana is an assistant professor of medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is also a chiropractor. Diana studied the biomechanics of sitting (in office seats and automobiles) throughout her masters and doctorate degrees in Kinesiology, completed at the University of Waterloo. She is also a former recipient of seed grant funding from the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD). Her research program continues to explore the impact of flexed postures on the biomechanics of the spine as well as innovative interventions to improve back health in sitting.