Ergonomics has been a hot workplace topic for decades, and it came to the forefront again in the rush to improvise home offices during the lockdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many home workers realized that a full week of working from a coffee table carried some physical repercussions.
No matter where your workspace is located, if it’s not optimally ergonomic, your job could be taking a toll on your body. Plan a visit with the ergonomic experts at Herald Square Chiropractic and Sport, located in New York City to ensure your body stays healthy at work.
The impact of ergonomics
As the study of work activities and their impact on your body, ergonomics is a broad field that helps to define safe workplaces while reducing the negative impact that jobs may have on your health. Largely based around musculoskeletal disorders, ergonomics may also consider other factors like lighting, air quality, or job-related stress.
At Herald Square Chiropractic and Sport, we focus on the chiropractic treatments that realign your musculoskeletal system after poor ergonomics take their toll on your body. We may also suggest changes to prevent reinjury in the future.
Often, small changes add up to big results. Simple adjustments, like adding a foot support so your thighs rest parallel with the floor, can improve your overall posture improvements, lead to better body mechanics, and ultimately, less pain.
4 surprising benefits of an ergonomic workplace
Here are some benefits of making ergonomic changes:
1. Greater efficiency
It doesn’t matter how new or experienced you are in your career, you’ll do it better if your workspace supports your body. You won’t be distracted by aches or musculoskeletal tension. An ergonomic workstation supports effective posture and helps you to avoid movements or positions that cause repetitive strain injuries. Best of all, a well-designed workstation supports you without much thought. You can concentrate on your job rather than your posture.
2. Improved quality
Another surprising response to effective ergonomics is that the quality of your work improves. Fatigue creeps up on people impacted by poor workspace design.
3. Superior focus
When you’re working efficiently with high energy, it’s easier to concentrate on the priorities of your job. Deadlines become less stressful, and distractions brought on by aches and pains disappear.
When you understand the benefits of ergonomics and observe the natural improvements that result, you’ll be more engaged in all aspects of your work. It may start with little things, like moving your coffee cup for easy access, before progressing to workstation changes that make significant quality or productivity improvements.
As you prioritize workplace ergonomics at your job, count on us at Herald Square Chiropractic and Sport to help treat any existing aches and pains. Book your visit online or by phone today.