Date Presented 04/13/21
Literature indicates a decline in musculoskeletal (MSK) fitness in school-age children. This study explored changes in Indiana schools over the generations that have impacted MSK performance. Rapid integration of technology was the primary change, with no corresponding adjustments in physical activity or physical environment. OTs can lead educational initiatives on ergonomics in the schools to promote MSK health and reduce risk of musculoskeletal disorders in students.
Primary Author and Speaker: Priya Bakshi
Additional Authors and Speakers: Sherrilene Classen, James Wersal
Contributing Authors: Virginia Sisiopiku