The term ‘ergonomics’ refers very generally to the study of human beings’ efficiency in their places of work. That definition, however, is both too broad and too specific. It is too broad in the sense that ‘ergonomics’ has come to include efficiency in areas other than just the places where people work, and it is too specific in that it covers the concept of efficiency as a matter of healthy efficiency, not merely as a matter of productivity. Most of us have the luxury of never having to think much, if at all, about ergonomics. That is, it is a luxury to not think about ergonomics until we develop a musculoskeletal issue because of poor ergonomics. Caron Chiropractic is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles, which means that we advocate preventing problems from developing whenever possible. Ergonomics is an essential ingredient in living in a healthy way, and it can be applied to many aspects of modern life.
Workplace Ergonomics Evaluation
The most common way ergonomics is relevant is in the workplace. We spend a great deal of time in our places of work, and even those people who are relatively or extremely happy in their work would likely agree that there is still too much physical and psychological stress in those workplaces. Ergonomics in the workplace can be improved, and Caron Chiropractic can help you do that. Many places of work have health and safety standards that allow for upgrades of furniture, equipment, and infrastructure to improve the ergonomics of your job. You may find yourself benefiting from the purchase of a more supportive office chair or a computer keyboard that is designed to reduce stress on your hands and wrists while typing. Your employer may only need you to ask for what you need. But if you do not know that you need it, you may not know to ask for it. Our team can help you determine what measures could help you improve your workplace ergonomics.
Ergonomics In Your Home Office
Since early 2020, many of us have moved our workplaces from outside our homes to inside our homes, and we may not all have ergonomically sound furniture and equipment. When our workplaces are in a traditional office, we tend to sacrifice the quality of furniture and equipment at home because of the ratio of work we do in the office as compared to home. Working more from home for an extended period of time without proper chairs and workstation is causing problems for many of us. Caron Chiropractic can help. Call us at (651) 255-9999 to schedule a time to talk to our staff about what you need to have a comfortable and healthy workstation.