How Proper Workplace Ergonomics Can Improve Your Quality of Life
Whether you are working at home, in the office, or on a job site, proper workplace ergonomics can dramatically improve your quality of life. Dr. Sehorn and Dr. Campion at Campion Chiropractic Clinic help workers from the College Station, Texas area address their pains. We assist workers in a huge range of industries and always take the time to learn what is specifically causing you pain.
Repetitive stress and limited movement are serious workplace issues. Neck, shoulder, and back pains are all common and can cause you to miss work or forgo activities, like sports and hiking. A lot of people love Bryan/College Station area for the many outdoor activities available, but poor workplace ergonomics can make physical activities painful.
Let us look at how you can improve your workplace ergonomics and reduce chronic stress.
Tips for Better On-the-Job Ergonomics
Foundations are important for ergonomics. For office workers, this often means a supportive chair and desk that is the proper height. You want to adjust your chair so that your keyboard is at or a bit below your elbow. You also want the monitor to be about an arm’s length away, and you should not have to bend your neck to see most of the screen. If your feet do not touch the ground while sitting, you will also want a footrest.
Speaking of feet, your shoes are also a foundation that you will rely on throughout the day. You will want a good pair of ergonomic shoes that provide support for your back and neck. Shoes are especially important if you spend a lot of time on your feet, say at a construction site, or manning a cash register.
At Campion Chiropractic, you will also receive a foot scan that is included on your first visit. This helps us identify any underlying mechanic problems that are occurring in your feet, such as fallen arches and plantar fasciitis. We can get you fit with a custom pair of orthotics to fit your work shoes/boot to stabilize this issue and help keep your back and neck in better alignment.
Proper lifting can also reduce pains and prevent a work injury. Not sure how to lift properly or how to make your office space ergonomic? Dr. Sehorn and Dr. Campion can help.
How a Chiropractor Can Help with Workplace Pains
The right chairs, shoes, and other ergonomic equipment may prevent a work injury and dramatically reduce chronic stress. If you are already in pain, our chiropractic team can help reduce pain with various exercises and hands-on treatment.
At Campion Chiropractic we can also teach you proper lifting, how to set up your chair, and various other things to reduce workplace pain. This will reduce repetitive stress and workplace stress.