162 Huron Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 5S8
Giving the Gift of Health
Discover Chiropractic is a privately owned clinic, in the town of Stratford, Ontario
Our purpose is to perform our work with integrity while using the highest ethical and professional standards.
We work to ensure that every individual who enters our office feels confident that they have come to the right place for their health care.
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The pace quickens, hours in the office lengthen and the workload mounts, so do repetitive actions like keyboarding and answering the phone. These routine tasks can add a level of physical stress to the emotional and mental stress of getting the job done. With more people working from home many people have a work set-up that is even more insufficient than in an office. In fact, repetitive strain injuries have skyrocketed over the last two decades due to the increasing reliance on workplace technology. The good news is that a few simple changes to your office set-up can help make your job easier, safer, and more efficient.
The Keyboarding: Position it above your lap. Ensure that you can type with your arms relaxed, close to your body with your elbows bent at 90 degrees and the wrists level.
The Computer Monitor: Position it directly in front of you. Keep it free of dirt and smudges to reduce glare and consider blue light filter or glasses to reduce eye strain. Allow the muscles in your eyes to relax by following the 20/20/20 rule: take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and focus on an object that is at least 20 feet away from you.
The Mouse: Some workers have a vice-like grip on the mouse. Try using a light grip to avoid strain. When you move it around, use your elbow to guide it instead of your wrist. Be sure to have the mouse beside the keyboard for proper height.
The Telephone: Use your hand to support the telephone against your ear and alternate sides regularly. Do not cradle the phone between your ear and your shoulder. If you are on the phone a lot, consider using a headset or speaker to reduce the strain on your neck and arms.
The Chair: Sit upright and all the way to the back of the seat. Place a support cushion against the arch of your back for lumbar spine support. Adjust the chair’s height so your knees are bent at a 90-to-100-degree angle with your feet touching the floor or an under the desk foot support.
Taking a moment to make some simple changes to your work environment can improve your productivity – and help you avoid eye strain, back pain, and repetitive strain injuries. Your muscles and joints will thank you.
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