How many hours a day do you spend sitting? If you work in an office, chances are you spend most of your day planted behind a desk. To help improve productivity and comfort, while reducing injury, the expert care team led by laser therapy specialist Suzanne Kloud, DC, at State Line Health Care LLC provides proper ergonomic instruction at their office in Chadds Ford and Cochranville, Pennsylvania. To learn more, call the team or schedule a consultation online now.
Ergonomics, or human factors, is the process of designing certain products, furniture, and tools to help humans use them efficiently. This helps cut down on recurrent injuries, workplace injuries, muscle strain, stiffness, and chronic pain. Creating a space that’s ergonomic, especially in the workplace, helps improve comfort and boost productivity.
Ergonomics in the workplace and at home offers countless benefits, including:
Are you constantly massaging the back of your neck? If so, your chair, desk, and computer monitor may not be ergonomically efficient. A proper ergonomic balance can help reduce muscle strain in your neck, alleviate back pressure, and make sitting more comfortable.
Chronic pain can make you feel fatigued and lethargic. If your environment is ergonomically designed to reduce pain and inflammation, you have more energy throughout the day.
Proper posture helps minimize the impact of repetitive movements, which reduces muscle strain and chronic pain.
Whether you deal with heavy machinery at work or lift weights at the gym, the State Line Health Care LLC team can help you perform these tasks ergonomically to prevent injury.
When your body feels refreshed and energetic, you’re more likely to be productive, especially in the workplace.
The State Line Health Care LLC team can evaluate your posture, sitting and sleeping positions, and physical activity levels to provide personalized ergonomic instruction for you. Some of the best tips to create a more ergonomic environment include:
Regular exercise keeps your body flexible and prevents fatigue and soreness. Experts recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, but it’s important to stand, stretch, and walk regularly. If possible, take micro-breaks at work every 20 to 30 minutes.
If you sit at a desk, your neck and shoulders should always rest in a relaxed position. You can create a more ergonomic workspace by positioning your chair, desk, and computer monitor for your exact height. This can help alleviate neck strain, low back pain, wrist pain, and more.
Did you know that sleeping on your stomach puts pressure on your body? If you often wake up with aches and pains, your sleep position may be to blame. Whenever possible, sleep on your back or side to reduce pain and muscle strain.
The State Line Health Care LLC team can help you lead the most ergonomic lifestyle possible. To learn more, call the team or schedule an appointment online.