Category: Karen Jacobs

Is Your Child’s Backpack Causing Chronic Back Pain?

July 15th, 2015 in 2015, Karen Jacobs, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Karen Jacobs, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

It’s a rite of passage for kids: A fresh, colorful new backpack to start off the school year…

Expert quote:

“Wearing a backpack incorrectly or wearing one that’s too heavy can be a contributing risk factor for discomfort, fatigue, muscle soreness, and pain, especially in the lower back.”

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Occupational Therapy for AS

June 9th, 2015 in 2015, Karen Jacobs, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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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.”

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Weight of backpacks a concern for many

March 19th, 2015 in 2015, Karen Jacobs, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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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 that’s the issue. It’s how the child is carrying the backpack. Just having legislation to have a backpack not weigh more than 10 percent of a child’s body weight isn’t really looking at the total issue.”

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Re-entering the workforce with a chronic condition

January 16th, 2015 in 2015, Karen Jacobs, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Karen Jacobs, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

We hear lots of stories about how the miracles of modern medicine have helped people with chronic illnesses like multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), HIV, and even cancer get back into the swing of life…

Expert quote:

“People, frankly, are worried about being stigmatized, so it’s very personal. On the bright side some employers are really motivated to help.”

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You Can Tackle the Laundry

November 9th, 2014 in 2014, Karen Jacobs, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Karen Jacobs, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Try these smart, helpful tips from real women and experts who tackled the ghastly scenarios you posed to us in a recent survey…

Expert quote:

“Minimize back strain by holding the basket close to your body at waist level.”

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Backpacks are back-healthy if used right

August 27th, 2014 in 2014, Karen Jacobs, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Karen Jacobs, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Here’s some good news for back-to-school: Backpacks are good for your kids’ backs…

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Experts Give New Tips To Help Avoid Backpack Injuries

July 23rd, 2014 in 2014, Karen Jacobs, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Karen Jacobs, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

It’s hard to believe, but “back to school” shopping season is upon us already! Kids will be loading up those backpacks and headed out the door in just a few weeks…

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Karen Jacobs attends World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress

June 17th, 2014 in 2014, Karen Jacobs, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, Sargent College, Twitter 0 comments

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Karen Jacobs attends WFOT Congress in Japan

June 12th, 2014 in 2014, Karen Jacobs, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, Sargent College, Twitter 0 comments

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7 Surprising Health Habits that Drain Energy

February 27th, 2014 in 2014, Karen Jacobs, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Karen Jacobs, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

We know you’re dragging. And you’re not the only one: Researchers have found that nearly 38 percent of working adults experience bouts of fatigue…

Expert quote:

“Instead of putting a lot of weight on one shoulder, a backpack evenly distributes the load.”

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