Because of recent changes, many Australian families are having to work from home and learn remotely through online classes. It is essential that your home office and classroom are set up correctly to work effectively and safely. It can be quite an adjustment to work or learn remotely, and that’s why setting up your workspace is so important.
If your home office or classroom is set up incorrectly, you or your family may experience issues you never had before. These include neck, back and shoulder pain, tendonitis, and headaches due to bad posture, sitting for long periods of time and poor workstation position. Here are a few tips:
• Eyes naturally positioned at the centre of your screen
• Elbow angle about 90 degrees with straight wrists
• Upper arm and elbow close to your body and relaxed
• Sitting back in your chair – your chair should have good back support
• Head and neck as straight as possible with relaxed shoulders
If you need guidance setting up your at-home work or learning station, The Sports Injury Clinic is here to support you. TSIC is continuing to book in-clinic physio appointments as normal, following strict hygiene measures. Additionally, TSIC is offering online video consultations through their Telehealth system.
To prevent injury during these times, ensure there is a comfortable working environment at home for your whole family. Contact TSIC today to find out more or to book an appointment.
THE SPORTS INJURY CLINIC
A: 365-367 Nepean Highway, Frankston
T: 9783 9990