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Physiotherapy for Desk Job Body Aches

Physiotherapy for Desk Job Body Aches

If you sit at a computer at work all day, you've undoubtedly felt your back get tied up in knots and had body aches occur due to lack of movement, stress or other factors. Our Nepean physiotherapists explain how physical therapy can help alleviate those desk-related pains. 

Aches & Pains at Work 

Did you know the average person sits for 13 hours every day? In fact, some experts contend that sitting has evolved into a new bad habit for most people and dubbed it "the new smoking". 

The modern work world has resulted in many people not finding the time or being too tired for physical activity once they finish a full workday, and our bodies are suffering; they can become stiff and sore due to lack of movement. 

Even if you are committed to staying active outside of work, sitting at a desk with slouched posture or a non-ergonomic environment can cause chronic aches and pains or aggravate existing injuries. 

Some common symptoms that may be related to poor posture include:

  • Low back pain 
  • Upper back stiffness 
  • Neck pain and stiffness 
  • Shoulder pain 
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica 
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands or arms 

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is treatment that can help you restore and maintain your function, mobility and well-being. A physiotherapist can assist in preventing injuries and aid in physical rehabilitation, in addition to helping you take a proactive role in your own recovery. 

Rather than recommending surgery or medications, a physiotherapist may recommend and perform massages or adjustments, or suggest fitness activities or other treatments to treat injury, disease or illness. 

While many people think of low back pain or sports-related injuries when they hear the words 'physiotherapy' or 'physiotherapist', these are not the only issues they treat although they are well within the scope of our capabilities. 

Physiotherapists are trained health professionals who can assess, manage and treat acute injuries as well as chronic degenerative conditions, aid in recovery from surgical procedures and prevent injuries. 

How can physiotherapy help with low back pain and other symptoms?

The human body isn't meant to sit for long stretches of time. However, many of us work from the office or home so sit at our desks for most of the day by necessity. Fortunately, there are ways to alleviate aches and joint pains that can occur due to sitting too much. 

There are a wide range of physiotherapy options available. At our physiotherapy center in Nepean, we can create a treatment plan or regimen based on your needs, and the nature and severity of your pain that may be caused by stiffness in your joints or muscles. This may include the following:

  • Strength and conditioning assessment and training 
  • Education on managing and preventing injuries 
  • Developing a personalized, goal-oriented exercise regimen incorporating manual therapy techniques and neuromuscular reeducation 
  • Improving flexibility 
  • Increasing strength, range of motion and general fitness 

Seek the Advice of a Professional Physiotherapist at Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy 

The daily grind of a desk job can wear on your mind and your body. Our physiotherapists and massage therapists in Nepean are here to help you recuperate, recover and maintain a healthy lifestyle by providing active, preventive and rehabilitative musculoskeletal care services. 

Physiotherapy 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. 

Are you wondering how physiotherapy can help with body aches and pains? Let's discuss how we can help you recuperate, recover and feel your best.

We can help develop a physical therapy plan to help you heal.

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