The presentation for the IAPTI conference is intended to inform about the kinds of changes that can make an office more ergonomic plus an overview of those parts of the body that most suffer from sedentary work. This leads into an outline of exactly what busy translators need to train plus some ideas of how to go about it in a time-efficient manner, in just about any office or home office space. Participants will leave with some handouts to help plot out their personalized training plan plus links to some great training videos. During the session we will also run through some simple exercises to move our lymphatic systems around a little. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing!
Personal training was not my first choice of career. It took a nasty brush with occupational overuse syndrome (OOS – what used to be called RSI) to teach me that working in an office is a physically dangerous occupation. Eventually it was my personal trainers in Pilates and yoga who were responsible for putting my posture back in alignment. Every since my injury and my subsequent qualification as a Personal Trainer more than 20 years ago, I have been committed to sharing information, tricks and techniques that can help sedentary workers avoid physical burnout. My sources are mainly Chi Kung, Pilates, yoga and traditional weight training.