Have you noticed a pain in your neck, back, shoulders, knees, or hands since the pandemic started?
It may be your workspace:
- A low chair strains your knees.
- A poorly positioned monitor leads to neck pain.
- The wrong seat height or chair pitch can create painful back conditions.
- Incorrect keyboard placement causes pressure and pain in the wrist.
Sitting for hours with your body in the wrong position plus the stresses and strains of working from home, and you have a recipe for tight muscles and pain.
Ergonomics is the study of designing equipment to work with the natural movements of the human body. To achieve the best productivity, it’s essential to work in a space arranged for efficient and natural positioning. Fitting your workspace to your body can help you avoid repetitive-use injuries that often cause pain and discomfort in the back, neck, shoulders, knees, and hands.
An ergonomic specialist can help you make changes in the arrangement of monitors, printers, computers, keyboards, and chairs to help you eliminate and prevent joint and muscle issues.
A properly designed workspace can improve musculoskeletal function and reduce pain. It also often enhances productivity, work quality, and a person’s overall mood, which is vital during challenging times.
Bone & Joint knows you want to be as productive as possible during your day.
Now, Bone & Joint’s physical therapy department offers virtual ergonomic assessments for on-site office spaces, home offices, and other remote workspaces.
Using our telehealth technology, Bone & Joint’s trained physical therapy specialist connects with you virtually to keep you safe.
A virtual ergonomic assessment will help you set up and transform your workspace into a properly fitting and safe work environment. The physical therapist will assess your chair, work surface, and the location of your equipment. The therapist will supply feedback and suggest adjustments in real-time, allowing you to try the changes during the session.
Since the appointment is live, you’ll have the chance to ask questions about any symptoms, concerns, or challenges you are facing with your workstation. After your appointment, you’ll receive a handout describing proper ergonomics to ensure any future changes meet the therapist’s recommendations.
If your workspace doesn’t fit and you feel stress and strain after a long day at your desk, contact Bone & Joint’s physical therapy department and request a virtual ergonomic assessment.