Many office environments weren’t created with office ergonomic design in mind which can lead to headaches, back and neck pain, and eye strain. Prolonged sitting, poor posture and awkward office set-ups are causing pain, fatigue, and muscle imbalance. Sitting at a desk while using the keyboard for hours can result in poor circulation to joints and muscles, it can also create an imbalance in strength and flexibility of certain muscles, and muscle strain. Repetitive activities and lack of mobility can contribute to aches, pains, and eventual injuries. These issues can be easily remedied by modifying your workstation. We will show you how to make modifications to your workstation and give you tips to keep the aches at bay.
How Can a Physical or Occupational Therapist Help?
It’s beneficial when a person’s work environment should fit their body. Some common problems that arise from inadequate workspace ergonomics include back, neck, shoulder and wrist pain. Other problems include repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. The physical and occupational therapists at Sunshine can provide education on ergonomics and treatment to relieve these problems for a worker to maintain their normal job duties. Additionally, we offer services to help employers identify hazards (link out to easily symptom identification page) that may contribute to an on-the-job injury and determine how it can be restructured into an efficient work environment. We welcome the opportunity to get you or your employees moving in the right direction at work! For more information contact one of our offices near you who offer office ergonomics.