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September 4, 2020ProRehab In The News

ProRehab Talks Working from Home on WBKO

Physical Therapist provides tips for working at home

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -Across the United States, people have gone from working in the office to working at home due to the coronavirus.

One working mom in Bowling Green began her at homework experience a few years ago. Crystal began experiencing pain from working long hours on the computer, and now many of us have switched to working from home and are experiencing the same issues.

“Because I work at the computer basically all day long it is very easy for me to be at the computer and be at a certain posture and just not even think about what I am doing. So after a while, I start to feel those muscles tense up, and then I have to get up and move around. I think over time it really does give me a lot of strain in my neck and shoulder area,” said Crystal Stiles, a patient at ProRehab.

A physical therapist in Bowling Green is now doing work home evaluations to make sure your area is set up to where you are not straining your body while working for hours on a computer.

“So we are all spending more time at home with our computers with the recent pandemic we also have a lot of children that are working at home now that we are doing virtual learning at home. So good computer set up is so important to prevent these issues from happening to yourself and then other people that we know that are in the same situation,” said Bethany Richerson, ProRehab Clinic Director.

A few tips that are recommended, keep your arms at a 90-degree angle, make sure that your monitor is eye level, and make sure your feet are flat on the floor. If you are shorter then a doctor recommends getting a stool or something to rest your feet on to avoid back pain.

Listen in to all of Bethany Richersen’s recommendations here.