If you are suffering from headaches, back ache, neck, wrist and/or shoulder pain it may have something to do with your posture and your workstation setup. Making small changes to your workstation setup can reduce or prevent injuries associated with sitting at your desk. With further technological advances, people are using computer workstations more frequently and with increasing duration. A large proportion of the population, particularly in Canberra, are spending the majority of their working day using a computer workstation.
At Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy we often treat people for chronic back, neck or arm pain that can be directly associated with a poor computer workstation setup. Furthermore, computer use is not just limited to work which further increases the effect of a poor workstation. How often do you come home from work and use your home computer, laptop or phone for social media, shopping, checking the weather, email, communicating with friends and family or playing games?