December 9th, 2015 by Tracy Witty
Ergonomics refers to good design intended to provide optimum comfort and to avoid stress or injury. There are many great resources to determine if your work station is ergonomically sound including from the Cornell University http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/DEA6510/dea6512k/ergo12tips.html which provides a picture and 12 great tips to follow.
Another website from Stanford University http://web.stanford.edu/dept/EHS/prod/general/ergo/microbreaks.html, provides information on the importance of breaks, setting up your workstation to encourage micro breaks and stretches to reduce risk of ergonomic injury. It can be difficult to assess yourself working at your desk or to remind yourself to take breaks but our expert OTs can assist you in making sound changes to your workstation and recommend equipment for optimal comfort and work tolerance.