Back pain is the most common complaint reported by working people. Regardless of whether they sit a lot or perform physical work, employees are exposed to overload pain or pain caused by abnormal working habits.
During the COVID-19 pandemic where most office employees started working in the home-office system, the interest in physiotherapy consultations has increased. Employees’ condition is negatively affected by long hours spent in front of the computer and sitting on a mismatched home chair. In order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection, many companies have quickly made a decision to switch to work at home. Employees did not have a chance to equip their home offices, for example.
In addition to back pain, people who work (both as labourers and as white-collar workers) suffer from joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder and other symptoms associated with working in a forced body position.
If you notice that your employees are exposed to back and joint pain, or if you do sports together in your company, consider providing your employees with additional source of education when choosing a solution for your company.
The webinar on ergonomics during the COVID-19 pandemic will prove useful not only for office or remote employees, but also in other occupational groups, e.g. for management or mobile employees.