Are you working from home full-time due to coronavirus?
Even if you’re used to working from home one or two days a week, the transition to working full-time at home can reveal problems with your workstation.
With more and more of us now working in home offices, we want to help you avoid the aches and pains that come from a less than ideal working environment putting undue stress on your body.
Even small adjustments to your workstation can make a huge difference to your comfort, and, with it being unclear when we might be returning to offices, it’s important to prevent any unnecessary harm or injury to your body during this time.
Here are 9 desk-based exercises you can try at home.
What is an Online Workstation Assessment?
Over the last few weeks since many of us have been working from home people have told us that they are experiencing aches and pains that they haven’t had before due to their new way of working. Whether you have a home office or a chair pulled up to the kitchen table, spending long hours in awkward positions can do long lasting damage to your body. To enable you to get the right set up for your home working, we are now offering online home workstation assessments.
We can conduct these assessments via Zoom or Facetime, whichever you prefer. All we need is a photograph of you at your workstation taken from the side and from the back which will be a starting point for our assessment.
Our aim at this time is to offer our usual workstation assessment expertise with simple low cost adjustments, often using things that you already have around your home. Our clients often report that small adjustments and our advice can make a huge difference to their comfort.
Whilst we are staying at home to help contain the virus we have reduced our normal fee to help more people access our service.
We are offering our home assessment which includes an email summary of our recommendations for £55
During the assessment our Chartered Physiotherapists will watch how you work looking at repetitive movements and posture. They will advise on the best layout of your equipment (screen, keyboard, chair, etc.), answer any queries that you have, provide adjustments to your posture, and share desk-based exercises to keep your body moving.
Who are The Physio Company?
We have provided both face to face and online workstation assessments for international banks, law firms, and individuals for many years – and now we want to share our expertise with the large numbers of people currently working from home.
All our assessors are Chartered Physiotherapists who are experts in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and are ideally placed to help you figure out your home office setup.
We have provided workstation assessments for over 25 years and our clients include:
Allen and Overy
Standard Chartered Bank
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
McDermott Will and Emery
Seven Investment Management
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld
Air Charter Services
Squire Patton Boggs