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🏠Work related musculoskeletal pain disorders can be prevented through understanding how to fit work to your body.

👨‍💻👩‍💻🏢Ergonomics is the design of the working environment, to ensure the best use of an individual’s capabilities.

🧑💻💻🧑Ergonomics for use of computer and cell phone are the most important areas of focus. Because workplace is our second home where employees tend to spend most part of their life and that should always be enjoyable, comfortable and convenient to work.

👋🧑💻Therefore, emphasis should be given to the workstation modification according to own customized requirements, that will increase productivity of work and also reduce unnecessary stress and strain on muscles, joints and ligaments. Physiotherapist can help you with doing appropriate assessment and plan for you, so that you can avoid unnecessary stress on your body during work.

💻🏢❓💻🏠Here, we come out with our “Ergo360™” is designed to prevent repetitive work strain injuries without placing excessive strain on any one part of the body as well as limiting fatigue, stress, discomfort and injury. This allows optimum human performance in the workplace. Ergonomics ensures good occupational health and safety to optimize performance and productivity.

Read more : https://physioclinic.sg/programs/ergo360/

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😴We spend 40% of our lives in bed – so the right bed and sleeping position are
important to help when you have neck, back, shoulder and hip problems. The
right sleeping posture can also prevent problems from developing, and stop
reoccurrence.

​🚫​😴​There are three main positions when in bed:
• On the back
• On either side
• On the stomach

​😴​📖​📖​Each position has advantages and disadvantages and, dependent on your problem, you may choose one over
another.

✅A good example of this is people with sleep apnoea being advised to sleep on their side rather than their back, as this can reduce the problem. Another good example is pregnant women often being advised to sleep on their left side to aid circulation.

👩‍🏫The key to sleeping with proper posture and selecting pillow/mattress is to keep your spine in a neutral position which maintaining the natural curve of your spine and head position while you sleep.

​🕙​🛌​​Consider the following when selecting a pillow: the height, material and firmness.
💤​😴The height of the pillow should keep the neck in a straight position to maintain the spine symmetrical. If the pillow is too high or low, it will create tension on the neck and lead to developing tightness and stiffness when waking up in the morning. Good pillows should be firm with a foamy material to provide greater neck support.

​👨‍🏫​✍️​👩‍🏫​Memory foam pillows and mattress are also a great option as they conform to the curves of your neck and shoulders allowing you to maintain a neutral spine position. They are firm enough and provide good back support and are usually recommended by sleep experts.

​👩‍🏫​🤓​✍️​Moreover, Mattresses should be replaced every 8-10 years because a worn-out mattress can cause the body to sag, resulting in poor back support and back problems.

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Here is the evidence-based look into the effect of squat depth on the areas of the body.

1. Do you have patella tendon issue? Aware of your squat depth. As squat depth increases, the compressive load on the patellar tendon also increases. This can aggravate the tendon, so it is worthwhile modifying squat depth for a certain period of time while completing your rehab exercises if you have a patellar tendinopathy.

2. Do you feel pinching sensation deep in your hip at the bottom of your squat? This might due to impingement between the bony surfaces in the hip. The deeper the squat, the more worsen the impingement.

In this case, you may bring the depth up a little bit and work within your pain-free range until you have resolved the cause.

3. Do you come across lower back ache for hours/days after squatting? It associate with lumbar flexion (lower back rounding) can place the discs under undue stress if loads are high and excessive. It’s possible that you may have squatted too deep and irritated the discs in your lumbar spine. You may work more on your hip and ankle mobility.

Optimal squat depth for injury prevention/management is HIGHLY depends on your individual mobility and injury history. A depth that is appropriate for one person may not be for another, so DON’T APPLY BLANKET RULES TO EVERYONE.

Read more : https://www.physio-network.com/blog/is-it-safe-to-squat-deep-what-does-the-evidence-say/
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