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How to use modern electronic devices without hurting yourself

Adam Rufa, doctor of physical therapyThe most important advice that doctor of physical therapy Adam Rufa can offer regarding the use of cellphones, tablets and gaming devices is to switch positions periodically to reduce your risk of injury. He shares a story of a youngster with neck pain, who had the habit of sitting on the floor with his gaming controls, cocking his head back to watch the television screen high above him. The pain went away after he climbed onto the bed for a more level view. Rufa also tells about a woman who played games on her cellphone. She developed pain in her forearm, which was alleviated by using a stylus for game playing. For a look at research Rufa did on posture and its possible relationship to a shoulder condition, click here.