Often our posture in the workplace can be the source of discomfort and pain, affecting comfort and productivity. When we typically sit for 8 to 12 hours a day at our desks, in meetings, and during commutes to and from work, our bodies are subject to stresses and strains that may eventually result in us experiencing pain, time out from our favourite activities, and time on the physio treatment table. The lower back and neck are two common areas where you may experience postural related pain caused by poor workplace ergonomics.
Did you know that nearly 80% of all adults will experience lower back pain more than once in their lifetime? The frequency of low back pain in an office worker is even greater, and is often a consequence of the worker maintaining a seated position for prolonged periods without postural variation.
Here are a few cues to encourage “Good Posture” and avoid “Pain Promoting Posture”… Read more