Our trained practitioners use a wide range of techniques in order to help alleviate the pain you may have from increased sitting and poor posture. Some of the techniques we use include;
- Soft tissue massage therapy
- Deep tissue therapy
- Trigger point therapy
- Joint mobilisation
- Gentle joint manipulation (only if clinically indicated and with consent of the patient)
- Exercise and rehabilitation programs
- Trigger point dry needle therapy
- Postural assessment and specific corrective exercises
By making the right changed to your workstation, improving your body’s muscle and joint health, and starting you on a rehab/strength program, we can reduce the discomfort you have due to your posture and work station. Here are a few tips to help reduce pain and discomfort from poor posture and increased sitting;
- Sit less!
- You can improve your health just be moving around. Try standing while talking on the phone, have walking meetings, take regular short breaks to walk around the office, get a glass of water or stretch.
- Set up your workstation correctly.
- If there is an OH&S representative at your work, have them do an assessment of your work station.
- Your chair
- Hips, elbows and knees should be at open angles (slightly more than 90 degrees) (5).
- Recline slightly to ease lower back pressure (6).
- Thighs parallel to floor.
- Ensure feet are flat on floor (or use footrest).
- Sit about one arms-length from the monitor.
- Your screen
- The centre of the screen should be at eye level
- Mouse and keyboard
- Keep wrists in neutral position, not bent up or down.
- Only use wrist rests while resting, not when typing.
- Keep alphabetical section of keyboard centred to you.
Dont let your posture or pain from sitting stop you, get help now!
Call us now on 9570 1552
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