OSTEOPATHY AND YOUR WORKPLACE

Workplace injuries and pain

Our Osteopaths at Middle Park love to work with people who’s pain is caused by their workplace ergonomics, we are able to identify the cause of your pain and discomfort and help to advise on ways you can avoid aggravation of your symptoms in the future.

Desk ergonomics and Pain associated

with sitting at a desk

The ergonomics of the workplace play a vital role in regards to

supporting the individual during their working day. It can be the main contributing factor in why someone may suffer in the

ir body with anything from RSI, headache, back or neck pain.

Ask our Osteopaths to advise you on the setup of your desk and work space.

We often advise our patients on some simple changes that can be made to help prevent your pain or problems returning in the future, minimising the strain on your posture and body.

 

Pain associated with sitting at a desk commonly contribute to, all of which we can help you with:

  • back, neck or shoulder pain
  • headaches
  • muscle tension
  • jaw pain or tension
  • elbow, wrist or hand pain
  • low back ache

“Ipad neck” forward head carriage

Forward head carriage or as we like to call it “ipad neck” is the posture of the head jutting forwards in front of the shoulders from hours spent everyday looking down at mobile phones and ipads or sitting at a computer based work station. This in turn stretches the spinal cord, nerves, important ligaments and muscles which can then refer pain to the head.

Hands on occupational pain and injuries

Are you in a job that requires hours on end standing or doing a repetitive movement? The body doesn’t cope well with this but our Osteopaths can help

  • Tradies (plumber, electrician, builder, plasterer, painter, bricklayer)
  • Hairdressers
  • Nurse
  • Instructors
  • Personal trainers
  • Teachers
  • Driver
  • Parents

We commonly see all manner of strains and pains associated with more active jobs, we can help keep you pain free at work and also help you move through your life with less cumulative build up of physical stress on the body.