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Mayo Clinic Talks Episode 212: Motion is Lotion: Staying Healthy While Working Remote


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Darryl S. Chutka, M.D.


Corey M. Kunzer, P.T., D.P.T., SCS

Edward (Edward R.) R. Laskowski, M.D,

Over the past decade more individuals have begun working remotely; the numbers have increased dramatically this past year with the COVID-19 pandemic. While there are some advantages to working remotely, there are also some potential problems associated with it. Those working from home often develop a variety of musculoskeletal problems including low back and neck pain, as well as shoulder and extremity discomfort. Drs. Edward Laskowski, a physician and Corey Kunzer, a physical therapist, both in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic will discuss some of the musculoskeletal problems associated with working remotely.

Specific topics discussed:
• Frequency of musculoskeletal problems associated with working from home
• Differences between working at home vs. the traditional office
• Issues to consider when selecting a desk and chair
• Recommended positions of the monitor, keyboard and mouse
• Benefits of a standing workstation or working while walking on a treadmill


Target Audience

This course is intended for primary care providers: physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Mayo Clinic Talks Podcast course, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the current treatment recommendations for patients with hyperlipidemia.
  • List the various categories of hypertension.
  • Describe the current pharmacologic treatment available for patients with osteoporosis.

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Course summary
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  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 Attendance
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Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 Attendance


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