There are plenty of ergonomic devices out there, from scissors to mousepads,
and there is plenty of talk about making the average workstation more
comfortable—but workplaces ergonomics do not depend entirely on
having the right devices. Here are a few great ways to resolve any potential
ergonomic issues that might be causing you pain at work:
Evaluate your chair. Check to make sure your chair is adjusted to ensure you are sitting at
a 90-degree angle and that your chair fits the natural curvature of your
back. Sit in your chair normally and assess the position of your thighs
and feet. Make sure your thighs are parallel to the floor and that your
feet are fully supported and touching the floor or a comfortable foot rest.
Evaluate your posture. When working, check to see if you are craning your neck or tilting your
chin up. Also take note of your shoulders as you work and see if they
are turned forward or slumped. Avoid crossing your legs or ankles, as
these can cause back or muscle problems.
Evaluate your breaks. Even if you have an ergonomic desk, keyboard, chair, mouse, coffee cup,
and monitor, you can still injure yourself by not resting from time to
time. Taking active micro-breaks and stretch breaks and practicing deep
breathing can all help increase blood flow, encourage proper posture,
and even improve work performance.
You may have a problem if you find yourself contorting or changing your
posture in order to suit your workstation or if you are experiencing back,
neck, or eye pain as a result of your work. When you notice a problem,
it is important to take positive steps toward better posture, less pain,
and a more ergonomic workstation—and we are here to help you do it.
Get an Ergonomics Assessment from a Monmouth County Physical Therapist
ProFysio Physical Therapy, we offer ergonomics assessments for our clients who struggle to make
their workplace more comfortable. We also provide
spine rehabilitation and physical therapy for back pain for people whose posture and work environment
contribute to their discomfort. If that sounds like you, schedule an appointment
with one of our
Monmouth County physical therapists as soon as possible to get started.
Get in touch with us today by calling (732) 333-6360, or
click here to find the nearest ProFysio location.