Category: Karen Jacobs

Text neck troubles

Costco Connection Magazine Karen Jacobs, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, a Costco member and chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine in Poughkeepsie, New York, wondered why a 30-year-old male patient still suffered from neck pain long after Hansraj has surgically repaired a herniated […]

Inside students’ heavy backpacks, why it’s too much and how to help

CNN.com Karen Jacobs, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College When they head off to school every morning, the students of today need their laptops and tablets and a charger for both. Yes, they still have to bring books for calculus, history, science and French… Expert quote: “They look like turtles; they’re walking forward, […]

Occupational Therapy for AS

Everyday Health Karen Jacobs, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College If pain and stiffness from ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are making everyday tasks difficult to complete, an occupational therapist may have the answers you need… Expert quote: “Together we can identify where you’re having inflammation and discomfort.” View full article

Weight of backpacks a concern for many

Times-News Karen Jacobs, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College Not long after Dr. Winn Sams began her practice as a chiropractor, she picked up her youngest daughter’s backpack and could barely lift it… Expert quote: “We’re offering ways that we can lighten the load — it’s not just the weight of the backpack […]