Prevention and Management of Back Pain
Date(s) - 07/22/2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
You may think back pain is usually caused by frequent, heavy lifting or manual labor tasks requiring a lot of bending, but what many people don’t realize is sitting at a desk can also contribute to back pain. Since many of us have to sit to for long periods of time, let’s talk about how to prevent back pain related to desk work and how to manage back pain if you or your employees have developed chronic pain in the back or spine region. Register for this month’s Healthy Arizona Worksites webinar and get some relief for your back.
Session participants will understand:
- Proper posture for sitting, lifting, walking, etc.?
- Causes for back pain and treatment options for chronic back pain and back stress
- How to maintain a healthy back and the importance of posture, ergonomics, exercise, proper lifting and frequent movement
- Ways to minimize back pain or injuries while at work
- What to do when you’ve tried it all and still have back pain
Catherine “Kitty” Minor, PT, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
Kitty Minor is a Physical Therapist at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. She works in the Outpatient department and specializes in back and neck pain, temporal mandibular joint dysfunction, as well as facial therapy and headaches. She is a certified exercise expert for the Aging Adult and also co-authored a book “Physical Therapy in Cranio-Mandibular Disorders”.
For the past 20 years, Kitty has also performed the ergonomic assessments for Dignity Health in Phoenix.She works to keep the employees comfortable while working and prevent injury.
Kitty Minor attended Arizona State University and then graduated from PT school at the University of Colorado. She has worked in several different settings throughout her career as a physical therapist and is excited to share her knowledge of maintaining a healthy back with you.
For more information, contact Irene Cassidy at: