ODHA Website > Post > NEW COURSE: Dental Hygiene is Hard on Your Body – Presented by Dr. David Orchard

Understand the risks for carpal tunnel syndrome, and current prevention and possible treatment(s). Learn about musculoskeletal disorders that arise from poor working postures or ergonomics. Understand the reason to use loupes and magnification devices to attain better head/neck and lower back posture, and reduce the potential for musculoskeletal pain and injury. Know how a healthy daily lifestyle and exercise routines will reduce the potential for acute and chronic injury, and allow for a longer, more productive career.

dental-hygiene-hard-on-body1Dr. David Orchard, a chiropractor in Waterloo for more than 30 years, holds certificates in athletic injury management, exercise specialist and occupational health injuries. For several years he was a consultant for a fitness institute in Toronto, provided chiropractic assessments for a hospital wellness centre and is currently a chiropractor for the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans professional men’s basketball team. A member of the Canadian Society of Sports Chiropractors, Dr. Orchard holds a number of certifications, most recently the AMA Guides to Impairment Rating (4th edition) by the American Board of Forensic Professionals. He treats a number of patients with musculoskeletal complaints including dental hygienists.