If you are in crisis, emotional distress, or at risk of suicide call 9-1-1, go to the local hospital emergency room, or call the mental health crisis line at 613-544-4229 or if you are a KHSC staff member, contact Homewood Human Solutions at 1-800-663-1142. Someone is there to help.

Musculoskeletal Health

Promoting Musculoskeletal Health

To ensure your computer workstation is set up in a way that supports neutral postures and reduces stress on muscles, tendons, and your skeletal system, review these Tips on Setting up your Workstation or contact the KHSC Ergonomist for an assessment at x6784 at the KGH site. 

Learn how to adjust your Ergocentric Chair HERE 


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 Did you know?

  • Back problems are among the most common chronic conditions in Canada affecting 4 out of 5 adults at some point in their lives.
  • Bed rest is no longer recommended for back pain; instead, maintain light activity throughout the day to prevent joint stiffness and muscle wasting. Read more...

Beginners Back Exercises that Strengthen your Back - YouTube 

Here are some very safe and effective low back exercises that you can try. Try including a 5- to 10-minute walk prior too as well to warm-up the tissues. The reps and sets are goals. If you can’t get to those numbers right away, no sweat – do your best.

Piriformis stretch (3 sets of 30 secs holds each side) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR1rtQ-PF38

Gluteal stretch (3 sets of 30 secs holds each side) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXqfOvnPpx4

Cat camels (3 sets of 10 reps) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJkjIKlimW8

Bird dogs – (3 sets of 5 reps each side) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2azbhhuKuM

Clam shells (3 sets of 10 reps each side) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2KPabIoPPk


Musculoskeletal Injuries & Disorders

Musculoskeletal-Injuries-Treatments-Omaha - Premierechiro

Injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system can affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels or related soft tissues, causing discomfort and limiting your from doing the things you want to do. Learn more about the factors that put you at risk, and use this interactive tool to learn how to adjust your work to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury. Do you suffer from back pain? If so, get the facts and myths about back pain and try out these back exercises.


Ergonomics Training | Alberta Health Services


Need an ergonomic assessment? 
Have questions about reducing your risk of musculoskeletal injury?
Contact Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness @ x4389 (KGH site)


 Resources for Musculoskeletal Health

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