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Dinner Meeting: Does My Computer Work Have to Hurt? ... Strategies to Reduce the Physical Impact of Computer Use

  • Monday, June 16, 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 420 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA


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Many consultants, like me, spend long periods of time at their computers.  At SPC meetings, I hear members discussing the pain or discomfort they are experiencing while working.  This is not surprising because research shows a high incidence of wrist, shoulder, neck, and back pain associated with computer activity.


For those of you experiencing this pain or discomfort, you know that it also takes a toll on your productivity and sometimes even the quality of your work.   Fortunately, these problems can be greatly lessened and often resolved with proper set-up, fairly inexpensive products, and simple changes in how you work.  Since everyone is different, solutions need to be tailored to the individual; one size (or implementation) does not fit all! 


In this workshop, we will discuss ways to customize your workstation with simple (and often inexpensive) products and adjustments to best fit your body and working style.  Using examples from my consulting, this workshop will help you to:

  • Identify risks factors for discomfort and injury
  • Set up your workstation to optimize comfort and productivity 
  • Understand the variety of products available
  • Determine best practices for safe computing in your office and on the road.


About the presenter

Terry Snyder, BSBME, MBA has over 20 years of experience as an ergonomics consultant.  Her company, P.S. Associates, provides consulting services to healthcare, industry, and universities, and offers ergonomic evaluation for individuals experiencing discomfort, returning to work after an injury, or requiring ADA accommodations.  P.S. Associates also provides office ergonomic train-the-trainer programs.  Terry has published a number of articles, a book chapter, and has been a featured speaker for several professional organizations.  You can read more about Terry and the services offered by P.S. Associates, LLC at

Terry lives with her husband, Glenn, in Sudbury, MA.  They have two daughters, and are fairly new “empty nesters”.  Terry is an avid tandem bicyclist and a 15 year Pan Mass Challenge rider.






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