Work station ergonomics

Ergonomics is a science concerned with the ‘fit’ between people and their work. Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is one of a number of general names given to a range of potentially disabling conditions – others include work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs), overuse injuries and cumulative trauma disorder.

Poor ergonomics can lead to excessive stress and strain to structures in the body which can ultimately lead to pain and tissue damage. It often occurs in people who work with computers or carry out repetitive manual work.

Can Billericay Physiotherapy help?

Yes! physiotherapy can help by allowing you to understand the causes of your biomechanical dysfunction. A physiotherapist will plan a rehabilitation programme to help address your symptoms. A specific and progressive home exercise programme to improve flexibility, posture and strength is essential to manage your pain. Hands on physiotherapy may also be used including mobilisations, neural stretches, and soft tissue mobilisations. Manual therapy may help to increase range of movement, reduce pain and return to normal function. A foot orthotic may be necessary to place inside the shoe which the therapist would discuss on assessment.

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