By Athlete's Care on September 11, 2017
Our Toronto physiotherapy clinics treat professional and amateur athletes, but they aren’t the only people to experience injuries and conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system. Even people who sit at a desk all day can experience such injuries and conditions and the most common is lower back strain.
Chronic back strain affects many people and can be extremely debilitating, affecting not only your work day but your life and activities overall. It can contribute to many other health issues including difficulty in sleeping.
Here are some tips on how to ease and help prevent back pain at work.
Our Toronto physiotherapy clinics see many clients with back issues and some of them aren’t aware of what has caused the problem. Knowing what causes back pain can help you to prevent it before it happens as well as ease an existing condition.
Your desk and chair play a crucial role in back strain and how it may develop. When you sit at an unnatural posture over long periods of time, it results in stress, strain and injury.
Nowadays, there are also options other than the traditional office chair, including a Swedish kneeling chair or a Swiss exercise ball. These two options encourage you to use your muscles for balance rather than slumping back into the chair.
If you are on the phone all day, how you use it can contribute significantly to upper back pain, as well as problems with your neck and shoulders.
Sitting the same position for hours at a time can contribute to many other issues, including heart disease, as well as weakening lower back muscles.
Our Toronto based physiotherapists would be happy to discuss any back pain issues that you may be experiencing and help you determine a work day solution that is tailored for your situation. Call us today to make an appointment.