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Desk Ergonomics Wisdom Pearls

March 6, 2019

Jessie Danuser
Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy Bachelor of Clinical Science Masters in Health Science (Osteopathy)

Being a new grad osteo means coming out the other side of a long slog of five years at university. Part of me would love to know how many hours I’ve spent at my desk, staring into the computer screen and at text books, but I think ‘enough’ would sum it up.

You don’t need to be studying to be sitting at a desk all day- so many occupations these days involve desk and computer work. Unfortunately, they say sitting is the new smoking and comes with back/neck pain and headaches.

We were lucky enough to get treatments from the osteopathy student clinic at uni to help with those achy niggles between your shoulder blades or headaches from the never-ending study. This was helpful physically but also mentally to chat to other students who had been through it all and knew what you were going through.

Aside from the great hands-on help osteopaths can offer to these issues, there are a few little wisdom pearls for the setup of your workstation that may make a huge difference to how your neck or back might be feeling after a long day at it. These can include changes to the set up of your desk/computer combined with some stretches.

Check out these infogrpahics (care of Heath and the team at Corporate Work Health Australia https://corporateworkhealth.com.au/) or come see us at Procare to see how some of these simple, effective tools can help you get through the work day easier.

Please note, the advice above is generalised and may not be specific to your situation. If in doubt please contact one of our osteopaths or another health care provider to provide a specific diagnosis and treatment of your condition.