Rethink your home office set up and reduce potential injury

Posted by Karlene McDonald, PT, CCCE, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Sep 8, 2020 1:30:00 PM

For many working individuals, the onset of the coronavirus pandemic meant an abrupt transition from a workday in the office to a work-from-home situation. In March, many employees in Minnesota and across the country quickly created makeshift home officesfinding themselves sitting at the kitchen table or slouched on the sofa with their laptop propped up on their knees. The pandemic truly accelerated what has already been a growing trend in the workforce—the option and/or preference to work from home.

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Topics: Fitness/activity, Wellness, Rehabilitation

I honestly didn’t think about COVID during my ER visit

Posted by Deb Van Houtte, senior marketing specialist and blog contributor at Ridgeview on Aug 25, 2020 3:57:06 PM

I wasn’t thinking about COVID as I trimmed the shrub line at the far end of my yard. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon earlier this month, and I was near the end of the project—but I decided to make a few last cuts. My mind was already thinking about the next project I’d tackle that day and cross off my list.

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What it’s like having a baby during the pandemic

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Jul 14, 2020 1:00:00 PM

“I wasn’t terribly worried about COVID-19 until Governor Walz issued the stay-at-home order at the end of March,” said Sarah Cowell from Arlington, Minn., who was nearly eight months pregnant with her fourth child at the time. “I quickly became concerned and had a long list of questions for my provider.”

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Topics: Women's Health

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