What is Office Ergonomics?
The term “office ergonomics” refers to the physical effects of your workspace on your productivity, posture, and pain level. It takes into consideration the many facets of your work environment, including your computer equipment, your desk chair, and more.
The Physical Effects of Office Ergonomics
If your workspace is not ergonomically correct, you could experience effects such as pain and possible nerve or tendon injury.
Body Parts Affected by Office Ergonomics
Many people associate office ergonomics and computer ergonomics with wrist injuries such as carpal tunnel. But a workplace set-up that is ergonomically incorrect could cause pain or injury to these body parts:
Conditions Often Caused by Poor Office Ergonomics
Here are some common conditions that could result from poor office ergonomics:
- Carpal tunnel, nerve injury
- Muscle strains
- Tendon injury
LB Hand Therapy offers treatment for all of these conditions and more. See our Hand Therapy page for more details.
Order Office Ergonomics and Computer Ergonomics Products
One way to help achieve optimal office ergonomics is by using ergonomic products at your workspace that are specific to your needs.
We have an online Amazon store where you can buy various products that can help you achieve a work environment with less pain.
Here is a sample of ergonomic products available in the store:
- Compression sleeves
- Elbow protectors
- Finger splints
- Mice and mouse pads
- Pain-relieving gels
- Thumb splints and braces
- Wrist supports
- And more
Try Before You Buy
Ergonomics and computer ergonomics products can be costly, making it even more important that you find the ideal products the first time around.
Unlike many stores, LB Hand Therapy allows you to try ergonomics products before you buy them. We have a variety of samples in our office and allow patients to try them. (Please note our trial products are not for sale and all trial products must be returned to a staff member in the office after your appointment.)
If you would like to come to our office to test ergonomics products, there are a few different options. The first option is for you to come to our office and test out the different types of mice, keyboards, and chairs, with secured internet access for one hour. This service costs $45.00.
If you would like to have an ergonomic assessment by an Occupational Therapist (Ergonomic Evaluation Certification Pending), along with the one hour trial of our ergonomics products, the charge is $115.00.
You may also rent the ergonomics equipment for a full day in our office. Please note that this is only available on Fridays, from 7 am to 4 pm. The cost is $300.00. Please note that we require a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the charge when you make your appointment. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Get a Workplace Ergonomics Assessment
Office ergonomics and computer ergonomics can be complicated, and you may want help choosing the products that are best for you. An ergonomic workplace assessment can be helpful in identifying not only the best products for you, but also the best set-up for reducing pain and injury.