Ergonomics for the modern workplace

As a result of the COVID-19, many people transitioned their computer work into their home environment. This has allowed people to continue working, but few people had dedicated work stations at home when this all started. As people work on laptops at the dinner table, on the couch, or even in bed, their bodies are having to deal with long hours in strange postures. The strain on the body can manifest as neck, shoulder, and back tightness and pain, aching legs, eye strain, headaches, and fatigue.

As remote work has continued to be a large part of the way people are doing work, incorporating proper ergonomics into both your home and office work environments becomes increasingly important to minimize the strain put on your body. Learning how to manage your work practices, adopt less stressful postures, and incorporate new equipment can create a more comfortable way to work from home.

Be well and stay safe in these changing times.
David Lee, D.C

David specializes in computer related ergonomics for individuals and businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Many people feel like constant aches and pains are the price you have to pay to have a job, but this just isn’t true! Through individual assessment of your work behaviors, equipment, and environment, adjustments can be made to create less stress on your body and get you out of pain.

You might benefit from an ergonomic consultation if you suffer from one or more of these common computer related complaints:

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Arm / wrist / finger pain and numbness
  • Back pain
  • Leg / buttock pain and numbness
  • Eye fatigue
  • Headache
  • Generalized Fatigue