Here at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine we work with individuals suffering from all kinds of musculoskeletal strain and nerve issues, including those sustained at work. Here are some postural tips that may help:
Check your stance. Use a full-body mirror to see if your shoulders, for example, are at equal heights, and that your profile shows ankles, knees, hips, shoulders and ear form a nice straight vertical line.
Sit ergonomically. Make sure your feet are both flat on the floor and that your spine is supported by the chair cushion. Your hands should be able to reach straight forward for the keyboard and mouse without strain.
Prioritize your office items. If you are constantly reaching for a frequently-used file cabinet or inbox, you may be straining your shoulders, back and neck needlessly. Set up your office so that these items are right next to you at all times.
Adjust your monitor. Many people strain their necks, shoulders and eyes because they use a monitor positioned too low for comfort.
Hurting at Work? Get Evaluated.
If you are still not sure what is causing your distress, visit out clinic for an evaluation. We can check your posture and spinal alignment, isolate any underlying imbalances, and advise you on how you can enjoy a more pain-free working life.