Aches & Pains at Work
Have you heard that sitting is the new smoking? The average person sits for 13 hours each day, and some experts contend that sitting has evolved into a new bad habit for most people.
Our modern work world has lead to many people not dedicating the time or being too exhausted to engage in physical activity once they finish a full workday. Our bodies suffer the consequences; they can become stiff and sore due to lack of movement.
Even if you are committed to remaining active outside of work, sitting at a desk with slouched posture or a non-ergonomic environment may cause chronic aches and pains, or aggravate existing injuries.
Some common symptoms that may be related to poor posture include:
- Shoulder pain
- Low back pain
- Stiffness in the upper back
- Stiffness and pain in the neck
- Tingling or numbness in the arms or hands
What is orthopedic physiotherapy?
Orthopedic physiotherapy involves the assessment, management and treatment of injuries and disorders of the skeletal system, in addition to associated muscles, joints and ligaments.
An orthopedic physiotherapist can provide this treatment to help prevent injuries and restore healthy movement.
Rather than recommending surgery or medications, a physiotherapist may suggest and perform massages or adjustments, or help you plan fitness activities and other treatments to treat disease, illness or injury.
Injury, dysfunction and pain can lead to a breakdown of tissues far away from the site of the original problem. While many people associate the treatment of sports-related injuries or low back pain with 'physiotherapy' or 'physiotherapist', these are not the only issues they treat. However, they fall well within the scope of our capabilities.
Physiotherapists are trained health professionals who can assess, manage and treat acute injuries in addition to chronic degenerative conditions. Physiotherapy can also help you prevent injuries and recover from surgical procedures.
How can physiotherapy help with low back pain and other symptoms?
While the human body isn't meant to sit for long stretches of time, many of us work from home or the office, and sit at our desks for most of the day out of necessity. This can lead to stiffness in the joints and muscles that may cause a variety of conditions. Fortunately, we can take some actions to alleviate aches and joint pains that may occur due to sitting too much.
An orthopedic physiotherapist can help you achieve your physical and functional goals. At our physiotherapy center in Orleans, we can develop a treatment plan geared to your needs. This regimen may include the following:
- Reducing and managing pain
- Increasing range of motion and strength
- Optimizing balance and coordination
- Restoring joint mobility and overall mobility after hospital care or surgery
- Rehabilitation following work-related and motor vehicle injuries
- Education on management and prevention of injuries
- Custom-designed, goal-oriented therapeutic exercise programs
See a Registered Physiotherapist at MotionWorks Physiotherapy in Orleans
The daily grind of a desk job can wear on your mind and your body. Our orthopedic physiotherapists and massage therapists in Orleans are here to help you recuperate, recover and maintain a healthy lifestyle by providing active, preventive and rehabilitative musculoskeletal care services.
Orthopedic can greatly improve your quality of life - and may even help you become more productive at work by alleviating body aches related to a sedentary lifestyle.
If you are experiencing persistent body aches, also referred to as chronic pain, due to a work-related injury or accident, physical therapy is a great treatment option. Our physiotherapists in Nepean are always happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.