Are you tired of experiencing aches and pains after sitting at your desk for long periods of time?
You know how it goes… The year already started with a “bang” and now you need to help with one project…then another and before you know it you’re already sitting for 5 hours in the same old chair with your eyes set on the computer. Tenderness and pain creeps up from your shoulders to the neck and before you know it, a headache starts to spoil your 25 hour day.
Musculoskeletal pain is pain that affects the muscles and bones of the human body. Musculoskeletal pain in the workplace can be caused by external factors such as static or prolonged postures at the desk and internal factors such as muscle fatigue and weakness. The most prevalent musculoskeletal pain experienced by office workers is upper back (which includes shoulders) and neck pain.
Muscle strengthening is proven to be the most effective management strategy to combat any musculoskeletal pain, caused by work related stresses placed on the body. According to research, small amounts of daily resistance training can decrease upper body pain and tenderness together with enhancing muscle strength.
“So how do we solve the Desk-job PROBLEM?”
The answer lies in the following five, fast, practical exercises that should form part of your daily routine. The exercises can even be done on your office chair at work...
At Luke and Barker Physiotherapy we can assist you with any musculoskeletal pain caused by work-related stress.
Get your elastic exercise band now at Luke and Barker Physiotherapy and we will assist you with appropriate exercises.
Robinson Private Hospital
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