Good posture and ergonomic habits matter. Posture affects many other physiological functions from breathing to hormonal production. That’s why poor ergonomic work station set-ups are a major contributor to work related injuries.
Ergonomics is the study of how we interact with our working environment and how these interactions can be improved so that productivity and our wellbeing is maximised. Injuries in the office usually occur because basic ergonomic principles have not been followed.
Not surprisingly, companies are keen to find new and innovative ways to prevent work-related injuries and keep their employees productive, engaged, and healthy. The knowledge and expertise of Be Balanced Chiropractic Tauranga can assist.
From providing sound occupational safety information to the correct set-up and use of ergonomic office equipment, there are many ways our Tauranga chiropractors can help contribute to improving our understanding of ergonomics at work.
Ergonomic assessments can also be carried out to help an employee recovering from an injury return to work by minimizing sources of discomfort that could aggravate the injury.
Because chiropractors in Tauranga are educated about body mechanics, we are well placed to educate staff and employers about the importance of working well including the use of ergonomically designed equipment. A good office chair, for instance, should allow people to freely change their posture without making a lot of adjustments to the chair itself.
Ultimately, our Tauranga chiropractic clinic can make a real difference in alleviating work-related injuries because of our unique expertise in designing healthy work spaces and injury prevention services.
Designing a workplace that allows less exertion, good posture, better heights and fewer motions, minimises the risk of injuries, promotes efficiency, and ensures that quality is maintained.
Contact our experienced chiropractors to conduct a thorough ergonomic assessment at your workplace.