Do you experience headaches, neck, shoulder, wrist, and/or back pain when sitting at your desk?
Do you use a laptop to do your computer work?
I am an Exercise Physiologist and have spent the past 7 years helping people to reduce their pain, increase their productivity, and become happier by making minor changes to their laptop and computer set up.
I'm confident right now that you may be sitting on your phone looking down at your screen, or looking at your laptop while your laptop is resting on your lap or on a kitchen table. I'm confident that you may already be sitting here reading my introduction with neck or back pain. Or if you're not experiencing pain right now, I am confident that you may often feel uncomfortable, fidget, and feel unfocused.
If you're short like me I'm confident that you may be sitting with your feet on your chair in a cross-legged position, or you have your feet resting on the wheels of your desk chair because you find it difficult to reach the ground.
If you're a male or female with a large hand, I am confident that you may be using a mouse that is too small for you and if you're not already experiencing hand and finger pain, you may be finding it uncomfortable to use a computer mouse all day.
I'm not here to tell you basic information that you could get from 'google'. I'm here to help you look at your workstation set up and make changes today that can start to reduce your pain, discomfort, and loss of focus.
I have provided visual and real-life photos to show you what might be causing your pain and I provide you strategies for how to fix it.
So if you're sitting at your computer, laptop or phone and you either have your neck looking down; your feet resting on your chair; your hands holding a phone; or you're typing on a laptop without a separate keyboard, please put your health as a priority and take this course today.
Welcome to our how to set up your desk safely to protect your spine module.
I created this module online as I have found a large number of people working mobile from a laptop and when I see people working from a laptop I worry about the health and pain of their neck, shoulders, wrists, and lower back.
This module raises awareness about:
- the importance of protecting your spine from wear and tear and injury
- how the set up of your desk can impact your health
- how to set up your desk to protect your spine and health
Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. I'm here to help you along the way with each lecture. Your feedback is also very important to us so please share your thoughts.
I hope you enjoy each lecture and gain helpful strategies that can reduce your pain and improve your health and productivity.
This lecture is part 1 of 3 for this module.
During this lecture you will learn the basic components of the spine.
We go through spinal anatomy so you can appreciate the importance of looking after your spine while sitting or standing at work or home.
This lecture is part 2 of 3 of the module.
During this lecture you will learn how to set up your keyboard and mouse at your desk so you reduce your risk of neck, shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries.
This lecture is part 3 of 3 of the module.
During this lecture you will learn how to set up your monitor, dual monitors, standing desk, chair, etc. so that you reduce your risk of neck, shoulder, elbow, back, hip, and wrist injuries.
This lecture also briefly covers the importance of taking eye breaks and rest breaks to promote circulation, metabolism, and productivity.
Thank you for taking part in our module. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
I am an Exercise Physiologist with over 5 years experience running my own business and helping individuals to improve their health, fitness, pain management, and productivity.
I specialise in helping people with chronic health conditions, brain injury, and conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, etc.
For the past 3 years I have also been specialising in workplace health programs where I improve the health and productivity of workers by adjusting their workstation ergonomics, running healthy life exercise programs at workplaces, and also running staff training programs to make workers more aware about the importance of their health.