Friday, September 16, 2016
From ‘computer elbow’ to ‘texting thumb,’ repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) are becoming more commonplace, thanks to the prevalence of computers and other electronic devices in modern day living. Everyone needs to be aware of the hazards of RSI, as it can be a seriously painful condition. That said, it is quite easy to prevent by keeping in mind a few important safety tips recommended by your London physiotherapy professionals.
Maintain a neutral typing position with your wrist
When you’re typing on a keyboard, keep your wrists in neutral position. This means not bending your wrist in any way while you’re typing. If you can’t do so with your current keyboard, replace it with an ergonomic version.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Back pain is a common workplace injury. From sitting in front of a computer at length to lifting heavy objects, employees open themselves to the risk of back pain and injury every time they stress their back too much. Your Ealing physiotherapy centre would like you to keep in mind these tips to help you reduce the potential for lower back pain at work.
Understanding the common causes of work-related back pain
Three common factors contribute to back pain at work. These include exerting too much force on the back, repeatedly twisting and rotating the spine, and inactivity. That said, there also other contributors to back pain, such as obesity, poor physical condition, and aging. Though you can’t do anything about aging, you can focus on eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising regularly to strengthen your back muscles.