Since 2020, the work environment looks much different for many people who have transitioned to working from home. Many businesses have completely shifted away from having a majority of employees in an office setting permanently. Now, more than ever, the setup and design of a work-from-home office is important. Being mindful of ergonomics, a proper workstation setup at home will help decrease the rate of eye fatigue, TMJ pain, neck pain, back pain, headaches and other complications such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
What are ergonomics? Ergonomics is the ability to modify any workstation to increase efficiency while decreasing strain and stress to the body. The concept of ergonomics is based on maintaining proper posture throughout the day. Fortunately, there are many different products out there and some DIY options that can make your home office perfect for you. If you are someone that will be continuing to work out of the house, it’s time to get off of the couch or the floor with your laptop and create a space well suited for your job. The following are some things to consider when creating your home office and upgrading from the dining table and folding chair!
Looking for products and ways to modify your home workstation can be overwhelming, but a proper design is so important to reducing injuries related to improper posture throughout the day. We offer ergonomic assessments for your in-home office as well, so feel free to contact us at Smith Physical Therapy with any of your ergonomic questions!