Over the last decade the number of people working from home has increased by 74% and during the early part of 2020 it is thought that approximately 60% of the UK’s adult population is now working from home during the COVID 19 lockdown.

Many businesses have found that remote working will become a more permanent fixture for various reasons including social distancing, economical, and productivity. Twitter is one company which has announced that employees will be able to work from home forever.

Home working, however, can pose different problems when a dining table becomes the new office desk if a dedicated work area or office area is not available.

Desk-based working, poor set-up of equipment or poor posture can result in various different symptoms including back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder complaints, wrist and hand issues.

Physiotherapist Emma Overson has worked in several different companies doing ergonomic and workstation assessments. She is able to assess the working area and offer advice on the set-up of equipment, ergonomic equipment that is available and may be appropriate, and techniques to help prevent or minimise symptoms whilst not impeding productivity.

Following the assessment, a written report will be produced with assessment findings, recommendations and advice.

Ergonomic assessments are either online or face-to-face, and can be arranged by contacting the clinic on 01367 244699.