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You Don't Need to Quit Your Knit, Just Commit to Move a Bit - Ergonomic Perils of Knitting...and how to avoid them

  • 06/01/2024
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Alliant Energy Center ~ Mendota 8
  • 87

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This class will enlighten the audience about the ergonomic
risks of knitting, and how these risks relate to discomfort associated with
knitting.  More importantly, this class will teach the listener about how to
reduce or eliminate many common types of knitting associated discomfort and
enjoy their work without worry.  

Objectives: - 

Attendees will be able to:

* identify the ergonomic risks associated with knitting
* identify the potential reasons for any discomfort noticed while
knitting
* demonstrate knowledge of principles and strategies that reduce or
eliminate discomfort while knitting
* demonstrate active strategies and identify whether adaptive
equipment could be helpful to allow knitting to continue for years to come
* reduce or eliminate their own discomfort without magical or fanciful
strategies or gurus!  

About the Teacher

Steve Hill, PT, is a physical therapist with vast experience in
rehabilitation of neuro-musculo-skeletal injuries and maladies over his 30
year career. After graduating from UW-Madison, he spent 23 years in patient
care in the outpatient clinic, and the last 7 years in a workforce safety
injury prevention coordinator role, performing ergonomic evaluations for
those who work in healthcare for a large university health system in
Madison.  He has a special interest in the neuroscience of pain, an approach
that helps those with pain to better understand the role of the brain in
pain.  Despite advancing age, he is active in the Mens Adult Baseball League
of Southern Wisconsin, and enjoys off-road bicycling as well, especially
when not crashing.  He is currently a terrible golfer.  His wife is an avid
knitter, with impressive skills.  He has two grown children as well, who
continue to make him proud on a daily basis.

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