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Working from home - Tips to help reduce aches, pains and stiffness.
As lockdown continues, it looks like working from home will be our new normal for part of the week if not all. But what can we do to aid our aching backs, the pinch around our shoulder blades or the tightness in our necks? You will be used to travelling to work, which may involve some walking (even if it’s going from car park to desk!). Now, it’s just from kitchen to your make-shift desk and some of us are feeling the effects of moving less.
Normal office life may require you getting up to go to the printer, meetings, different floors and generally moving around much more than you probably are now. And that’s ok, that’s the climate we’re in currently and we can only try our best. However, some small changes may have a really positive impact on both your mind and body.
One of the the most crucial things to think about, during this time, is your posture whilst at your desk
Getting your position right in the first place will enormously help prevent posture pain, neck strain or sore lower backs. This combined with the suggestions above concerning moving around more during your day could make the difference between just a little niggle and a pain requiring treatment.
I hope you’ve found these recommendations helpful; I’ve certainly noticed a difference when I implement a few into my daily routine! I’d love to hear if you do try any of the above and what discernible impact it has for you. However, if you are struggling and stretches just aren’t cutting it anymore, we are open and operating!
Please do not hesitate to call us if you need any advice.
At present the professional guidance for us is that video consultation is to remain our initial and preferred treatment method. However, for those who are not improving with video consultations or who’s symptoms are deteriorating we can now offer face to face appointments. We have strict COVID 19 guidelines in place and risk assessments to complete with you in order for us to make the right clinical decision to whether a face to face consultation would be appropriate. We have full PPE and safety procedures in place at the practice.. Don’t hesitate, contact us if you need some help.
Stay safe & well and stay moving!
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