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Monday, June 17 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
30 years at the back of the shul: a physio’s observations

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Do biblical commentators say anything about the harms of sitting? Do I need to bend my knees to safely lift a Torah for Hagbah? Why does my shoulder hurt when I put on my Tallit? Come to this session to explore the problems of deteriorating spinal posture and back pain, and their relationship to Judaism. We will discuss prolonged sitting, prolonged screen-time, and lifting techniques—and how Orthodox Judaism hints at a solution.

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Larry Cohen

Larry  is the founder and principal physiotherapist at UprightCare. He has an MSc in Exercise Physiology, is a graduate of Harvard’s PPCR clinical research course, and has worked as a gymnastics coach and physiotherapist at the Olympics and Special Olympics. He is in the latter... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 7