The Link Between Ergonomics and Back Pain
Updated: Jan 19
Did you know that 90% of my Osteopathy patients are desk workers, almost 95% since the first lock down.
Working from home more and being more sedentary since the start of the pandemic led to an increase in poor posture and complaints of musculoskeletal pain for many.
The negative effects of having a poor desk set up don't always kick in immediately. They can take months, or even years to appear so it's very common for people to not know what to attribute their new symptoms to.
Did you know that Osteopaths are trained in Ergonomics and can help you to alleviate current pain, but also help prevent it?
We're big fans fans of prevention over cure. It really helps to educate patients about the best set up for your configuration and we can advise on appropriate ergonomical office wear, including: your desk, mouse, chair etc.
Think about how many hours you spend at your desk each day. Of course, over time, sitting incorrectly will have its repercussions.
Bad posture can cause pain, headaches and lower your energy levels thus reducing overall productivity.
If you're someone who continues to works from your laptop on the sofa, and you are aware that you have bad habits, ignoring them may not have any negative effects now but may do in the future.
I've done post-graduate courses in Ergonomics to provide the best results and I offer 1:1 Ergonomics and posture assessments, which are a lot more beneficial than the "one size fits all" group training that work places often receive.
Get an individual assessment tailored to your size, posture and desk set up to prevent future problems arising sooner than later.
There you have it folks. I hope that was helpful!
Stay happy and healthy 😊.
Osteopaths are healthcare professionals and therefore our role is to promote health and wellbeing. If you have any further questions or would like to know if or how seeing an Osteopath could help you, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm here to help!
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