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Work Station Erogonomics

Your workstation should be set up to cause the least amount of stress on your body. Prolonged hours of poor posture or repetitive work habits, often in a stressful environment can result in significant overuse injury. Applying the following points can help to minimise such injuries.

Sitting Position
Important points to note :
  • Sit in front of your workstation such that your monitor is directly front on.
  • Your arms should be at right angles from your shoulders when you type.
  • Your wrists should be in line with your forearms, both horizontally and vertically.
  • Your keyboard should be flat.
  • The top of your monitor should be level with your eyes.
  • Do not sit too close to your monitor – at least an arms length away.
  • Ensure your seat is properly adjusted.
  • If your feet don’t reach the ground, use a foot rest.
  • Do not reach too far for your mouse, keep it close to your keyboard and support your arm on the desk when using your mouse.
  • Use a document holder attached to the side of the monitor.
  • Take regular breaks every hour, stretch your legs and perform simple mobility exercises to limber.
Assessment

Your Chiropractor here at Better Backs – Better Living will perform a detailed examination, taking into account your health history. They’ll assess your orthopaedic, neurological and spinal systems to determine the exact cause of your back discomfort. Other tests including x-rays and digital scanning may also be recommended. If it’s something not provided here at our Parramatta clinic, we’ll direct you to the right professional to organise these scans.

Treatment

Chiropractic treatment focuses on restoring function to poorly moving spinal joints. Alongside this, we aim to reduce muscle tension and increase muscle strength. Ultimately, this results in improved movement, reduced pain and deceased nerve irritation.

Our treatments are tailored to your individual case. They usually consist of spinal and soft tissue mobilisation, core stabilisation advice (so you can continue your strength journey at home), strengthening exercises, stretching and heat/cold therapy.

Last but not least, if you’re experiencing lower back discomfort of any kind, please contact us to book your appointment today. We’ll conduct a comprehensive lower back consultation to help identify the exact cause of your back pain and begin a course of corrective care today!

 
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