With the majority of the nation working from home during the recent Lockdowns the need for a good ergonomically sound workspace has become increasingly evident. We have certainly seen a rise in low back and neck pain and associated headaches. This is not only affecting adults, but also children whose workspaces are often forgotten and who are spending most of the day on devices with teenage slouched postures.
As osteopaths we are keen to educate our patients about posture, work station set up and exercise so that all our hard work fixing you doesn’t get undone when you return to that computer!
For those manual workers too postural advice on lifting and strengthening your spine is equally as important. Days off work can be costly, especially if you are self employed.