A “stand-up desk” includes a wide variety of options from economical DIY furniture adaptations (a stack of books under your laptop) to custom free-standing furniture designs with electric motors to adjust height costing thousands of dollars. Popular versions include adjustable devices placed upon an existing desktop.The popularity of the standing desk has exploded in part as “the answer” to the mental and physical detriments of sitting. However, recent studies caution the claims of this device as a workplace panacea. The reported benefits of the stand-up desk have yet to be proven and are for the most part overstated. One of the claims is that of weight loss. Standing in lieu of sitting burns a modest 8 calories per hour or 60 calories in a work day. You could skip the extra cookie and save more. Standing all day may also increase the incidence of symptomatic varicose veins and pain in the feet and back.
Michelle joins our practice with ten years orthopedic experience. She is knowledgeable and professional, with expertise in managing routine to more complex musculoskeletal conditions. Michelle also has expertise in administering trigger point injections.
Michelle received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, her MS from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her residency at NYU- Hospital for Joint Diseases in their PA Orthopedic Residency Program.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys going for walks, working out, watching a good movie and most importantly, spending time with her husband and two adorable little girls.Please join us as we welcome our newest team member Michelle!
Dr. Robert V. Moriarty, M.D., an orthopedist based in Long Island, has some tips for you to minimize those winter aches and pains. The doctor’s easy advice? Keep it warm and keep it moving! Here’s how: