June 18, 2015

Setting up an ergonomic workspace

Setting up an ergonomic workstation The first step to reducing the likelihood of pain and muscle injury is to ensure your work environment doesn’t cause you to strain. There are a few steps to making sure your desk is just right for you, and you might find an improvement within days of making the change! […]

Setting up an ergonomic workstation

The proper sitting position.
The proper sitting position.

The first step to reducing the likelihood of pain and muscle injury is to ensure your work environment doesn’t cause you to strain. There are a few steps to making sure your desk is just right for you, and you might find an improvement within days of making the change!
1. Position your monitor correctly
The first change you need to make is ensuring your computer screens are at the right height, so you aren’t straining or twisting your neck. According to proper ergonomics, the top of your computer screen should be at eye level.
2. Raise or lower your chair
The second step is to adjust your chair so you’re sitting at the right height. Your forearms (when resting on a keyboard) should be parallel with the ground, and your feet should be flat on the floor. If you can’t reach the floor, it’s important you invest in a good foot stool.
3. Make sure your lower back is supported
Last but not least, you need to ensure that your lower back is properly supported by a good-quality office chair. If this isn’t in the office budget and your chair is less than desirable, there are a number of lower back support attachments that are relatively cheap to purchase.
If you’ve made these changes, but still need a massage, we’ve found 3 massage therapists in Bundaberg who specialise in a variety of therapies, so there is bound to be a solution for you!
Bundy Remedial Therapies Clinic
If your muscle pain has gotten out of hand, head down to the Bundy Remedial Therapies Clinic. The team here specialise in pain management, so they work to eliminate muscle strain as well as reduce the chance of future injury. Their services include therapeutic, sports and remedial massage as well as trigger point therapy, so they can find the right treatment to suit you. Book in today to start working on your pain management plan!
Where: 27 Electra Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670
Traditional Chinese Massage
The team at Traditional Chinese Massage in Bundaberg are highly skilled massage therapists. Jenny, a third-generation Chinese therapist, uses traditional techniques to help improve muscle pain, especially in the back, neck and shoulders – perfect if your work environment is starting to have an impact on your health! Book in for a traditional Chinese massage today and you may even be eligible for a health fund rebate.
Where: 63A Bourbong Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670
Michael Springmann Remedial Massage Therapy
Offering a huge range of remedial therapy services, Michael Springmann Remedial Massage Therapy is perfect for a deep, relaxing massage. Combining massage therapy, as well as dry needling and Kinesio tape, the team here will work with you to find the perfect combination of treatments to stop that neck pain and help you relax. Offering more than 10 years’ experience, Michael is sure to work those knots out in no time!
Where: 1/222 Walker Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670
Want other ways to look after your body in Cairns? Check out these great ways to love your mind, body and soul!
Know of an incredible massage therapist we’ve missed off this list? Comment and let us know!