By: Meghan Patrick, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
How has working from home since the pandemic changed your body?
Muscle weakness and poor posture are the biggest contributors to back and neck pain. This is because we’re likely moving less while working from home than we did at the office. When we do move at home, it’s within smaller spaces compared to when we’re at work. You may also be sitting on something less comfortable than your usual office chair, making it more difficult to sit properly for long periods of time. Finally, with less to do outside, it’s easy to spend more time on our electronic devices, which isn’t conducive to good posture or movement.
Back and spine health are key components to how the rest of our body feels – because the spine connects the upper and lower body. A sore back could mean you also experience discomfort in other areas – tight hips and legs or a stiff neck and shoulders.
The Certified Athletic Trainers from Myo-Fit Mobility & Therapy recommend the following to help combat work from home back pain:
The Athletic Trainers at Myo-Fit Mobility & Therapy feel everyBODY deserves access to an Athletic Trainer. To get started working on your musculoskeletal needs or questions about our services, give us a call at 317-203-9488 or visit our website myofittherapy.com.