Work Station Assessment - Kingsland Physio and Massage
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Work Station Assessment

We here at Kingsland Physiotherapy understand the integral part ergonomics or your working environment has on your wellbeing. One of our physiotherapist Niamh has spent time visiting different businesses around Auckland offering advice and ergonomic assessments.

The recent announcement of lockdown has forced many of us to work from home which presents its own issues to our body. Not alone are we not walking to work/ bus stop, getting to the gym on the way to/from work, but we are now spending long hours at a time in the one position in front of a computer screen.

We thought it might be useful to put a checklist together to help you optimise your home workstation.

  • Aim for your eye level at the top of the monitor screen, this will ensure to keep the neck in a neutral position
  • Aim to have your elbows and hips roughly positioned at 90 degrees
  • Aim to sit into the back of your chair
  • Aim to have ankles roughly under the knees on the ground
  • Aim to maintain your wrists in neutral by supporting your forearm on the desk
  • If you are taking a phone call place it on loudspeaker
  • If you have to write/read raise the sheet with books

***Did you know that the compression force acting on the discs of your lower spine is 190% of your body weight when sitting down-Thus it is imperical to take regular BREAKS throughout your working day.

If you have any questions or would like us to take a look at your work station please feel free to get in touch

OUR PHYSIOS

Janaka Radich

Janaka Radich

BHSc (Physio) MPNZ, COMT

Janaka specialises in treating sporting and complex spinal injuries and has a keen interest in manual therapy and acupuncture completing post-graduate courses in osteopathic manipulation and muscle energy techniques.

Helen Edwards

Helen Edwards

BHSc (Physio), PGCert (Western Acup)

Helen has practiced in the private sector for the past 8 years and has extensive experience in specialty areas including sporting injuries, spinal dysfunction, Pilates, pregnancy and post-natal assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

Katie Syme

Katie Syme

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Katie has a client centred holistic approach to rehabilitation and believes in providing  patients with hands-on treatment and also long term self management advice if appropriate for their musculoskeletal problem.

Niamh Moriarty

Niamh Moriarty

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Niamh has a keen interest in injury prevention in the athletic to ageing population. She believes in empowering patients to self-manage their condition through education and effective exercise prescription