Office Ergonomics: A Summary of Design Considerations

I am often asked how to properly set up an office space so that it is ergonomically better. Here is a list of things to consider when setting up your office space to make the office ergonomics better. Computer workstations: The monitor & keyboard positions, lighting and seating are especially important in preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders & eye discomfort. These aspects should be taken into consideration to prevent discomfort &/or injury. - Neutral posture at the keyboard & mouse-arms comfortably at the sides, elbows approximately at 90 degrees, forearms parallel to floor, knees slightly below hips & wrists straight - Chairs [...]

3 Tips for Proper Computer Posture

One of the most common forms of back and neck pain comes from repetitive movements. The stress that builds up from performing the same activity over and over again - like typing on a keyboard or sitting with the same posture at a computer - is compounded by the fact that most people don’t have a self-care routine.   Part of the reason for this personal negligence has to do with the pressures of work. When you have a lot do, and deadlines are looming, the last thing you want to do is take a casual 15-minute stretch every couple of [...]

By |2019-01-21T18:10:56+00:00October 1, 2018|Chiropractic, Chiropractic Treatment|0 Comments

Practice These Stretches and Exercises to Improve Your Posture

Has anyone ever told you that your posture is not good? Sometimes people don't notice that they are beginning to hunch over because poor posture is not something that you notice at once. Perhaps you are feeling some stiffness in your neck or your back is aching and you just apply a liniment or take medicine for the pain without even actually thinking of what may be causing those pains. Posture is often the last thing that many people would consider the cause of body pain when, unfortunately, it can be the main reason. Being aware of it is just the [...]

By |2017-10-27T15:51:50+00:00October 11, 2017|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments

Back to School: 5 simple ways to take care of yourself

September can be a lovely time of year, the days feel cooler and the leaves start to change. As we begin to settle down after the festivities of summer, we are looking to get back into a solid routine. September can also be a hectic time of year as we prepare for the chaos that is the school year. Whether you are struggling to get your children ready every morning, or fighting for a spot in the perfect university course, I think everyone feels the shift in lifestyle once school arrives. Here are a few tips to keep your diet, physical [...]

By |2017-09-22T22:46:12+00:00September 22, 2017|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments

Minimize the Effects of Constrained Posture at Work

You probably know about this already, but we’d like to tell you once again – those countless hours you spend sitting in front of your computer at work add up and you can expect the toll it takes on your body and your posture.   For instance, if you are doing your reading or typing slouched over your desk, you are affecting the function of your lungs and also putting pressure on other internal organs. This can greatly affect your breathing and your body’s functionality.  Bad posture can also compromise your circulation, especially in your legs.   Needless to say, you [...]

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