Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Ergonomics

On average in a typical working week people spend nearly six hours a day sitting at their work desk. Prolonged periods of sitting is not only bad for your physical health but also your mental well-being. Unfortunately for many people sitting at a desktop is part of modern day working life and absolutely necessary for large sectors of the working community. It is essential that given how much time we are in from of a computer at work we ensure our workstation is optimally set up to maximise comfort and minimise stress acting on the body.

Desktop related injuries are usually due to repetitive strain on the body as a result of poor sitting posture and improper workstation set up. Typical work station injuries include:

  • Disc injuries (commonly lower back and neck)
  • Shoulder pain or ‘mouse shoulder’
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Increased muscle tension in neck and shoulders.

At Portobello physiotherapy we are experienced in treating work related injuries and can also offer advice on the appropriate work station set up.

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I have been going to David for physiotherapy for the past two and half years and I am really happy with what he has done for me. I initially went to David with upper back problems that were office work related and since then I have been doing strength and conditioning training with David that has helped eradicate that back pain.

Since training with David my fitness levels have gone from non-existent to being able to run a 16k road race, something I would have never dreamed I’d be able to do. Dave is professional, courteous and is an excellent motivator. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Rob Kielty Software Engineer

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