Do you drive a desk?

Back, neck, wrist and leg pain can all be caused by a poor workstation set up. You can spend a lot of money making sure your workstation is perfectly set up but here are some effective and cheaper hacks.

The most obvious is to take regular breaks.

This is not as daft as it sounds, there is a deep muscle in your spine whose job is to report to your brain what your spine is doing, it makes small adjustments so you don’t injure yourself. However it gets bored after 25 minutes of inactivity and goes to sleep leaving you vunerable to injury.

From the app store try STAND UP its free.

Eg If you need to get a message to a co-worker get up and go and see them rather than firing off an email or move the printer so you have to move to get your print out.

Using your laptop for longer than half an hour? DON”T!!

Use your laptop as the monitor by placing in on a stand, and use a plug in keyboard and mouse.

Stands are easily available and vary in price according to how much adjustment they need and how portable they are.

This is the link to the one I use

https://www.posturite.co.uk/slim-cool-laptop-stand.html

  • Eyestrain or headaches?
  • Is there a window reflecting in the screen?
  • Is the screen brightness too bright/dim
  • Have you had an eye-test, even if you already wear glasses you may need a different prescription specifically for monitor work

 

Don’t have an all singing all dancing ergonomic office chair costing gazillions? 

Check your existing chair it may have adjustments you aren’t aware of.

No excuse to slouch, use a ‘Backfriend’ by Medesign they are brilliant for using with a dining room chair and they fit car seats.

Or use a small cushion to support the curve in your low back and lean back into it.

 

Cheaper alternatives to ergonomic office chairs:-

  • SWOPPER CHAIRS go to https://cruz-uk.com/
  • Sit to stand desks 
  • Kneel-on chairs 
  • Fitball as chairs
  • Saddle stools

Keep crossing your legs? 

If you are under 5’6” chances are you need a footrest – find a box to rest your feet on.

 

If you would like to know more about minimising injuries at work or would like to book an ergonomic assessment please get in touch vanessa@cathedralosteopaths.co.uk

Back, neck, wrist and leg pain can all be caused by a poor workstation set up. You can spend a lot of money making sure your workstation is perfectly set up but here are some effective and cheaper hacks.

The most obvious is to take regular breaks.

This is not as daft as it sounds, there is a deep muscle in your spine whose job is to report to your brain what your spine is doing, it makes small adjustments so you don’t injure yourself. However it gets bored after 25 minutes of inactivity and goes to sleep leaving you vunerable to injury.

From the app store try STAND UP its free.

Eg If you need to get a message to a co-worker get up and go and see them rather than firing off an email.

Using your laptop for longer than half an hour? DON”T!!

Use your laptop as the monitor by placing in on a stand, and use a plug in keyboard and mouse.

Stands are easily available and vary in price according to how much adjustment they need and how portable they are.

This is the link to the one I use

https://www.posturite.co.uk/slim-cool-laptop-stand.html

Eyestrain or headaches?

Is the screen antiglare?

Is the screen brightness too bright/dim

Have you had an eye-test, even if you already wear glasses you may need a different prescription for monitor work.

Don’t have an all singing all dancing ergonomic office chair costing gazillions? 

No excuse to slouch, use a ‘Backfriend’ by Medesign (I sell these just above cost so if you would like one let me know, they are brilliant for using with a dining room chair and they fit car seats,) Or use a small cushion to support the curve in your low back and lean back into it.
Cheaper alternatives to ergonomic office chairs:-

  • SWOPPER CHAIRS go to https://cruz-uk.com/
  • Sit to stand desks 
  • Kneel-on chairs 
  • Fitball as chairs
  • Saddle stools

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