Poor posture is one of the most common complaints we treat at Archview Physiotherapy Clinic, Dublin. Poor posture is largely due to inadequate ergonomic work stations. Long working days spending up to eight hours sitting in a prolonged static position can lead to the development of back and neck pain, headaches and stress. This in turn may lead to absenteeism and reduced work performance. We offer work well being days to help educate employees on proper posture and self help methods to treat their own spine.
Employers have a statutory obligation to “evaluate health and safety at workstations with particular reference to eye sight, physical difficulties and mental stress” under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 section 12, General Application of the Regulations 2007 and EC Council Directive 90/2270/EEC. In short, you are entitled to having your work station assessed. Even better ask your work place to hold a work well being day where you can have your desk assessed as well as physiotherapy and massage therapy.
At Archview Physiotherapy Clinic, Dublin we can provide you with an in-office ergonomic assessment of your work station or why not ask a colleague to take a photo of you at your work station today, bring it along with you to your physiotherapy consultation and we can provide you with immediate advice!
If you do work in an office environment, it is of the utmost importance that you take care of your back and give it some TLC. Here are top tips for you!
- Have an ergonomic assessment to correct your desk and computer alignments
- Take frequent breaks from your desk.
- Use a lumbar roll for your chair to protect your back further.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day to prevent dehydration.
- Call our clinic about our offers on work well-being days, onsite classes, onsite physiotherapy & massage for employees.
CALL 014913228 for more detail or to book an appointment.