Stretch for Success – Proactive Prevention with Corporate Programs HR Meeting June 14

Posted on May 14, 2018 By

A healthy workforce and a safe work environment are key to the success of an organization’s mission. Properly training employees on self-care can greatly prevent unnecessary costs related to workers’ compensation.

A one-hour interactive program will focus on prevention of injury and improving employees’ postural awareness and correction at the monthly meeting of JSAHR (The Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources), open to the public, Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., at Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, N.J.

Rhea O’Connor, a physical therapist, will introduce a time-efficient stretching program that can be incorporated into the typical day of more sedentary employees that will help reduce the risk of muscular skeletal disorders by reducing fatigue and stiffness; and by improving posture, muscular balance, and flexibility. Attendees will receive handouts as reference for the education and training of employees in the work place.

The registration fee, including a full buffet breakfast, is $30.00 for JSAHR members; $40.00 for nonmembers; $25.00 for guests and those in-transition, and $10.00 for full-time students. Sponsorship for this meeting is still available.

Register online at or email or call Christine Higgins, JSAHR chapter administrator, at 732-701-7155. 

JSAHR, a SHRM affiliated chapter, is a Platinum Excel award winner of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management.) HUB International Insurance Agency, Lakewood, N.J., is the March meeting sponsor. This program is pending one (1) SHRM and one (1) HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credit.

About Rhea N. O’Connor­: Rhea N. O’Connor is a physical therapist with 28 years of experience. She holds a B.A. in Physical Therapy from the University of the Philippines. She has experience in various clinical settings, such as acute care, sub-acute care, home care, and outpatient care. O’Connor is currently the Physical Therapy Manager for Meridian Occupational Health where her focus is on treating work-related musculoskeletal disorders and performing ergonomic evaluations, including workstation assessments, development of safe material handling techniques, and stretching programs and training that are customized for individual job descriptions. She also administers post-offer pre-employment testing for companies.