Most of our workplaces are designed to be safe. We have ergonomic desks, chairs, posters on lifting safely, personal protective equipment, and the list goes on and on. What about your home? You spend half your day at home. Can your everyday home life cause you injury?
An ergonomic injury can be a repetitive stress injury, a repetitive motion injury, neuro-musculoskeletal disorders (NMSDs), or other types of injuries. You may be at risk of from:
Think about how you end the day: plopped on the couch watching TV. Is your sofa ergonomically safe? Are you sitting so that your back and hips are protected? Probably not. Muscle aches, pains and injuries may be caused by how you treat your body at home. These are some common household ergonomic injuries and how to avoid them:
There are so many ways we can hurt our bodies at home. Your house should be a place for rest and relaxation. Keep your body safe from the threat of ergonomic injuries. Visit your doctor of chiropractic for regular care.