As millions transition into working from home to help thwart the spread of the coronavirus, maintaining both comfort and productivity has no doubt been an issue for many.
While in-office workstations are often designed around ergonomic considerations and long-term trial and error, ensuring optimal comfort and health, home workspaces can often fall short in this regard.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), injuries resulting from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) due to poor workplace ergonomics account for 34 percent of all workday injuries and illnesses.
Neck strains, pain in the shoulders or lower back, tendinitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and so on – injuries and ailments often associated with poor workplace ergonomics – can and should be prevented in the workplace, even when that workplace is in your home.
A physical therapist from OnSite Physio can come to your home and assess your primary workspace, whether it’s a computer workstation, a table in your craft room, or the workspace in your garage. She or he will then offer recommendations not just for ergonomics-based injury and pain prevention, but also for improving your productivity.
And, if you’ve experienced pain or discomfort associated with your work, your physical therapist can provide a thorough evaluation to identify — and eventually address — any weaknesses, limitations or imbalances in your body that may be contributing to work- and posture-related ailments.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment!