Keeping Healthy while Working from Home
Many of you have had to rapidly transition to working from home until further notice in order to follow social distancing guidelines. For some, the idea of working from home means being able to slouch on the couch or work from the comfort of your bed. But after a couple of days of doing this, your back, neck, shoulders, elbows, hips and wrists will be letting you know that this isn’t a sustainable work position.
If you are still in your early days of working from home, it can be difficult to know what type of office setup will prevent postural related pain. Making sure that you have the optimal ergonomic work from home set up will be worth your while for your health. You may not have the space or funds to purchase ergonomic furniture, but our Sports Focus physiotherapists have the knowledge and expertise to help you improve your setup and comfort.
How to improve your work from home setup
- Try to have your computer screen height positioned so that the top half of the screen is at your eye level.
- Make sure that your knees are at (or close to) 90˚ and try to keep your feet supported on the floor.
- If you are working from a laptop, use a separate keyboard and mouse so that it is possible to follow the above tips.
If you are feeling well, have not recently travelled overseas and need personalised physiotherapy treatment, our Sports Focus Physiotherapy practices are open and available to provide you ergonomic assessments of your workstation. We can also provide home exercise programs to help you maintain your health during this time.