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Are you currently working from home and are experiencing pain in your back, neck or wrist and you’re not sure why? We have the answer…
Most of us spend hours at our desk every day. Bad habits and incorrect posture can lead to short-term pains and aches that can turn into long-term injuries especially when your desk and chair at home was not designed for office work.
Most office chair and desk heights will have been assessed according to Ergonomic guidelines to ensure the workers don’t suffer with long-term or short-term pains due to sitting at the desk for extended periods of time. However, now that you are working from home, we understand that you may be finding yourself suffering with pains that you’ve never had before simply because your chair and desk have not been assessed to the ergonomic guidelines recommended causing pains and strains in your neck and back. This is why you would benefit greatly from a video appointment with a Physiotherapist who can assess your home working space and let you know what to adjust to be able to work comfortably and efficiently.
What is a desk assessment?
More commonly referred to as a display screen equipment (DSE) or workplace assessment, a desk assessment is recommended for anyone who feels that their current workstation setup may be contributing to pain and discomfort in the lower back, neck or wrist.
For individuals with an injury or disability, a desk assessment is an ideal way to identify improvements that can be made to the desk setup, the individuals working patterns, or recommend assistive technology (e.g specialist chairs) that can improve comfort. A desk assessment considers your ergonomic setup and organisation of work tasks to provide practical recommendations to improve comfort.
We offer a comprehensive desk assessment service to individuals and organisations. All desk assessments are carried out by chartered Physiotherapists with specialist training.
During the video appointment your Physio will look into:
– desk height adjustment
– desk and chair adjustments
– correct screen height/size
– correct position for mouse and keyboard
– tips and tricks for the mouse and keyboard
– correct way of sitting
– give lifestyle tips on how to keep fit and mobile whilst working from home
Please book with us for a “Video Appointment” with a Physio to assess your Office with Home Ergonomics before the pain becomes unbearable.
Call us on: 0207 636 8845
Are you a business leader?
If the answer is ‘yes’, you most likely have staff who have previously or are currently working from home, experiencing new sedentary lifestyles alongside new aches and pains as a result of the pandemic.
As a leader you may have asked yourself ‘what can I do to help all of our home workers stay fit and pain-free whilst working from home?’.
We have the answer… our: Home Office Well-being Programme (Bronze Edition).
At ALO, we have created instructional tutorial programmes, which any person who works at a desk can follow and put into practise to ensure they are pain-free! So far, our programmes have been a huge success with many businesses who have teams working from home.
Our programmes provide tutorial videos created and tailored by our ALO team, made bespoke for your teams exact needs. All of our tutorials are less than 15 minutes long, non-invasive and can be performed by virtually anyone. The tutorials created will show you many exercises, including ones you can actually perform while still being at your desk that will help to ease any back, neck or wrist ache!
Give your staff the gift of a pain-free work station!
By purchasing our Home Office Well-being Programme your staff members will receive one video weekly or daily depending on which level package purchased.
The videos can be followed at your staff members own leisure and will be theirs to keep to refer back to whenever they need a boost at their desk!
Above and below we can see our physio Nina demonstrating some of the exercises from our Home Office Well-being Programme (Bronze Edition). You can expect to receive content like this and much more when purchasing a programme, to help create a comfortable work space for your staff.