Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science of designing a workplace to fit the individual using it. If you are at the same work station for long periods, a proper ergonomic design of your work station is needed to help prevent repetitive strain injuries, which can develop over time and can lead to long-term problems such as lower back pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome  


See the image for a quick checklist of what your desk should look like. 

 

 

  

 

Being an avid fitness enthusiast for some time, I have been fairly lucky in avoiding injuries. However, over the past 12 months on two separate occasions I have picked up minor (but painful) injuries.

On both occasions I attended East Coast Physio where the problems were diagnosed and quickly resolved via single sessions coupled with some excellent advice on how to manage the problems further myself. East Coast Physio provide a very friendly, professional service which I highly recommend.

Roger Bateman
Ashford, Wicklow