Whether we like it or not, sitting down at a computer is now a daily part of modern life. And it’s a big part. People tied to their workstations can easily spend twelve hours sitting at their desk with just a few breaks in between. Go home and the serious gamer could probably make a twelve hour session look like a coffee break. The point is, we can spend a very long time sitting in more or less the same position, so if you don’t get it right, you could find yourself in a pretty bad shape. A poorly equipped workstation with a dodgy chair is the fast track to living a painful working life that could follow you into retirement.
So before you sit down, think ergonomics…
In the above illustration you can see an office worker whose posture looks correct – after all, we were all told to sit up straight, right? Well, sitting upright increases pressure on the spine and pelvis which can lead to back pain. Our office worker should be using the back support of the chair at an angle just past 90 degrees – pushing her shoulders against the chair will transfer some of her upper body weight before it starts building up in the lower spine…so, in other words, make sure that chair is working for you, not the other way around. Her keyboard should be lower so the wrists do not sit below the fingers. And she should be able to view her monitor without cricking her neck while sitting back against her chair…so, in this case, it’s just about right. We can’t see them, but her feet should be flat on the floor with her knees at just over a ninety degree angle.
In the end, that office chair is going to break or make her, so when yours needs replacing don’t fob it off, make the boss get you a new one because you’re not buying an office chair, you are renting the time you have it. An employee with a bad back is an employee who is unproductive, so be certain to get the point across. And if you can, stick with the industry standard from the olden days (the 1980s) when telephonists (that’s a call centre employee for the whipper snappers out there) were allowed 25-minutes on and a five minute break to stand and walk around. Work may have changed, but our bodies haven’t.
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Welcome to Setter’s Health Centre the home of Bowen Therapy in Townsville Queensland Australia.
Providing 21 years of continual Bowen Therapy care to the Townsville community. And continuing to set the standard for Bowen Therapy care for all others to follow.
Celebrating 21 years
At the end of November 2012 we celebrated 21 years as a Bowen Therapist operating in this wonderful city of Townsville QLD. We would humbly like to thank all of you who have walked though our door over the last 21 years, and allowed us to help you through some very trying times in your lives.
What is Bowen Therapy?
A Bowen Therapist rolls the muscles to stimulate the nerves underneath. In a set system of these moves, we get the body to respond and realign. In essence we are getting the human body to work for itself.
Did you know?
“Tom Bowen’s Technique Modality was named in his honour ‘Bowen Therapy‘ years after his death in 1982.”
“Tom Bowen never used his Technique in combination with any other modality because it was clear that the work became less effective or ceased to function at all.”
“Tom Bowen trained only six people in his modality. Mr Ossie Rentsch the founder of the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia (Bowtech) is one of these six. Sadly, at this time none of them reside in Townsville, Australia.”
“Everyone is better with Tom Bowen’s Therapy in it’s original form.”
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