It is well recognized that the work environment is associated with an individual’s health and wellbeing. Specific to the office work setting, there is a considerable body of evidence that suggests that there is an association between poor work or home station ergonomic setup, especially if the position is for prolonged periods of time.. Some things that you may experience are cervical, thoracic, lumbar pain/discomfort. This increases an individual’s risk of musculoskeletal disorder when using a seated workstation environment.
- There is a simple checklist that you can go over in order to avoid this:
- Line of sight must be in front and level of your screen
- Shoulders Aligned and Relaxed
- Back Adequately Supported w/ Lumbar support
- Arms Supported and correctly angled, this includes armrest and desk
- Keyboard positioned at height of the elbows
- Knees at a 90 Degree Angle
- Flat Feet on the floor while seating
There are plenty of solutions such as modalities, manual therapy and workstation modifications. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in reaching out.