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Occupational Therapy for Artists shows how to work healthy while you draw with stretches, exercises, and ergonomic tips.
Why do artists need this advice?
We may not lift 80 pound rocks or jump out of airplanes for a living. But sitting hunched over a sketch pad all day can be just as damaging on your body. The repetitive motion of drawing or the sedentary life style of sitting behind a computer all day can create health problems. You may not even see these problems coming until you one day find yourself unable to stand up straight or uncurl your fingers. If there is one thing I wished I had learned when I first started in the business it would be OTFA.
JR MACIOROWSKI, OTA
JR is my go-to man for stretches and strengthening exercises. He constantly gives me advice on the ergonomics of my workstation and reminds me how to sit properly. He has worked in occupational therapy since 1996. Before that he was 6 years as an acute care rehab CNA and 3 years as a US Army medic. He knows his stuff! He helped me arrange a series of OT routines specifically geared toward the artist. I am amazed at how much better I feel just by doing simple arm raises or back stretches while I work. JR's advice has been a great help to me and I want to share his advice with you in our OTFA e-book.
WHO IS OTFA FOR?
Even though we target working artists in this book, anyone can use these routines. If you sit at a desk, computer, or workstation all day long, you will want to learn these routines. If work prevents you from moving around for hours at a time, then check out this book. The routines are illustrated with funny little cartoons so even children will enjoy following along. Might as well teach your kids young to work smart and stretch! These moves are simple and uncomplicated. Perfect for anyone from 4 - 100!
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