What’s the cumulative effect of all this digital device use? For many of us, it’s pain in the hands, arms, shoulders, neck, back and legs.
We will teach you about safe use of digital devices – all of them – from your smartphone to your video games to your eReader to your laptop. We want to help you prevent repetitive strain injuries that can arise when you use these devices in static, awkward postures without taking breaks.
To do this, we conduct workplace and workstation assessments that evaluate how you use digital devices (at work, at home, and everywhere in between). Then we make suggestions for how you can help yourself prevent the musculoskeletal conditions that can arise from using these devices in an unsafe way.
It’s not just about buying the latest ergonomic equipment. We believe much of the solution lies in how you use the equipment you already have that can make the difference. We believe there are many small adjustments you can make to your workstation set up and to your use of digital devices that will aid in the prevention of repetitive strain injuries.
Having a comfortable computer workstation is not only important to your physical health, it can also have an impact on your mental health. Research conducted by Leeds Metropolitan University shows a direct correlation between poorly-equipped desks and musculoskeletal disorders, which can lead to serious long-term conditions such as mental health problems.
This is more reason why it’s so important that workspaces are set up so that they can be used in as comfortable a way as possible and that digital device use follows a carefully constructed plan unique to each individual.
Get in touch with us to discuss how we can help you or your organisation:
Safe Hands will help you assess your current situation to uncover possible causes of discomfort or pain. We will suggest adjustments you can make to your behaviour and to all of your computer workspaces – at the office, at home and everywhere in between. Finally, we will talk to you about a range of factors that can contribute to the way you feel physically.
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