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Naturopathic Doctor

Management of Common Conditions 265
Association Between Sitting & Low Back Pain


  • Discuss the immediate effect of different sitting postures during a standardized computer task on perceived pain in healthy participants 
  • Analyze the immediate and short-term effects of three common sitting postures (slouched, upright and supported sitting with a backrest) on pain, lumbar range of motion, proprioception and trunk muscle activity in asymptomatic subjects
  • Summarize the evidence regarding the association between objectively measured sitting time and immediate increases in perceived low back pain 
  • Compare the effectiveness of the Smart Work and Life (SWAL) intervention, with and without a height adjustable desk, on daily sitting time during and outside of work

Shawn Thistle, DC

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