The demands of the office environment mean that we are often spending long hours sitting in front of a computer. Frequently this can result in accumulative musculo-skeletal problems affecting neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and low back. Workers are so busy doing the job they don’t realise the poor postural habits they have adopted.
At Coastal Rehab therapists are skilled in identifying the problem areas contributing to poor postural habits.
Looking down to the screen, reaching to the keyboard and mouse, and perching on the chair are issues frequently seen in office environments. An ergonomic assessment allows for these problems to be accurately identified and immediate changes made to the environment. Equipment recommendations are made with assistance to trial products from local suppliers.
Education and support is given to each client to help develop better work habits and postural awareness. In this way optimal health can be maintained.