Working from Home Support
Helping you to stay comfortable and healthy when working from home.
Working from Home – Workstation Set Up Modules
Module 1: Musculoskeletal Disorders
Module 2: Workstation setup
Module 3: Stretching
A short message from Russell (Pinnacle Physiotherapist)
Here’s how to make sure your knees don’t suffer from being ‘cooped up’ inside all day
Our knee joints thrive on movement. Being kept bent at 90 degrees all day whilst sitting is a recipe for tightness, loss of conditioning and decreased knee stability. This video demonstrates effective strategies to ensure you can keep your knees in tip top condition during these challenging times.
Are you carrying the weight of the world right now? Lets give those hard working shoulders some ‘TLC’
The shoulder is the most flexible, and hence the most unstable of all of our joints. As such, effective muscle strength, endurance and co-ordination is vital to ensure this most dynamic of joints functions well. This video explores a variety of exercises aimed at both avoiding common shoulder complaints and addressing potential underlying strength issues.
Sitting is the new smoking? Lets fix that!
The home office environment is very different to what most of us are used to. The lack of structure, reduced commuting and the absence of co-worker interaction can lead to us spending more and more time in periods of uninterrupted sitting. This educational video looks at the potential negative health effects of prolonged sitting, along with some simple proactive strategies you can implement to help reduce your risk.
6 ideas to keep in mind to help keep you active
Everyone is facing the challenge of maintain both their physical and mental health during these uncertain times. There is a mountain of evidence to show that exercise contributes positively to both of these components. This video talks about some of the barriers around remaining physically healthy, and how to smash through them!
Why looking after your cardio vascular fitness will look after you!
The health and integrity of our heart and circulatory system by far is the most important component of fitness. Working from home, along with restrictions on gyms and exercise groups, may mean that you may be neglecting this aspect of your overall health. This short educational video discusses some of the multitude of benefits cardiovascular fitness brings, along with some simple suggestions to help maintain and improve this area of your wellbeing.
Sleep…. natures wonder drug. How to make the most of 1/3 of your life
The anxiety and uncertainty we are all experiencing right now can negatively impact one of the most important aspects of our health…sleep. This educational video looks at how your body reacts to decreased sleep duration and quality. It also provides a series of tips and ideas that you can use to assist in enhancing your nightly sleep experience.
Shoulder, elbows and wrists are all working hard at home. Here’s how to show them you care
With people working more and more from home, their shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands may experiencing more stress and strain. This video looks at how ensuring your keyboard and mouse are optimally positioned, along with the addition of some convenient stretches, can help ensure you avoid any unnecessary discomfort.
Improve your focus, stress and anxiety levels – lets try (box) breathing
With all the uncertainty and unease around at the moment, we can all be forgiven for being a little anxious, lacking in focus and stressed. This video looks at a short and simple technique involving focussing and regulating one breathing. Box Breathing can be used anywhere to assist in relieving anxiety as well as improving focus.
Keeping your neck in great condition when working from home
This video discusses how the postures you may be assuming when working at home can lead to the development of a variety of symptoms. It also explains and demonstrates simple but highly effective stretches that can assist you to manage and prevent aches and pain that may originate from the neck and upper back regions.
Support your physical well-being
Do you have any aches or pains? Any questions about your home office set up? Don’t feel comfortable in your chair?
For any concerns related to your musculoskeletal health, Tom Slowinski (Physiotherapist, Pinnacle Workplace Consultants) will be available to provide you support via telehealth Physiotherapy services. He will be contacting all staff working from home over the following months however if you would like to speak with him more urgently, please complete the following confidential form, and he’ll give you a call shortly.
I would like to speak to a Physiotherapist (Tom)
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