Work Station Ergonomics
Sore backs, achy shoulders, fuzzy hands and thumping headaches are not the norm. You may have completed your company’s onscreen ergonomic checklist and yet your desk and chair still don’t seem right? Is the chair right and the desk wrong, or maybe the screen…
We look for long- term solutions rather than simply easing your aches and pains for a few days.
We need to relate your problem to how you’re working.
We offer functional workstation assessments. These are not the run of the mill. We’re not too interested in you sitting at work but we are very interested in how you sit and work. Our assessments are done by our specifically trained physiotherapist specialists who understand not only what causes you pain, but how best to keep it at bay and get better. Our aim is to help prevent the most common work related injuries before they occur, these include:
Back & Neck Pain
Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULD)
We check everything using DSE guidelines. You may have a great workstation, with a bells and whistles ergonomic chair, but if you’re not using it properly, then what’s the point?
We’ll adjust what we can while we’re there and then write a report on your current set-up, suggesting recommendations on how to get best use of your current facilities, whilst passing on any top tips relating to any other new equipment that could further enhance your situation.
Sitting and leaning forward (typing!) places 150% more pressure on your spinal disks than when standing.
The average person will spend 16 hours a day sitting or standing…. that’s 2/3 of your life!
Ergonomic related injuries include a vast range of musculoskeletal disorders – Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, Neck and Back injuries.
Six Top Tips for an Ideal Posture
Feet should be flat on the floor – or use a footrest
Adjust seat tilt so Hips are slightly higher than Knees.
Lengthen your Spine to its natural balanced position: bottom against back of the chair, and top back should be supported too.
Elbows should be at right angles, resting on your desk (a slightly sloping work surface should be used when reading & writing).
Screen should be at arm’s length and at 10˚-20˚ below eye level.
Your mouse and phone should be within easy reach. If more than 40% of your day is spent on the phone, use a headset.
If you suspect your workstation is a contributing factor to any on-going symptoms: numbing or stiffness in joints or tingling, aching sensations in muscles, then a Work Station Assessment is recommended.
Please call us at 045 874133 and we can discuss your requirements and set up an Ergonomic Assessment. Following the Assessment a written report of findings and recommendations will be provided.