Please be mindful that October is National Ergonomic Awareness Month

It is National Ergonomic Awareness Month

We realize that Hallmark has not added this important listing to its repertoire; however it is essential that we help to promote wellness & education.  The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) has designated each October as National Ergonomics Month (NEM).  As a full service provider of many ergonomic components, we at Ergoprise feel it is our duty to help everyone understand that it is not all about products, but to incorporate training & wellness.  Merchandise is only one component.  Behavior & knowledge are key elements to go in tandem with high quality ergonomic offerings.

To help promote the consciousness of National Ergonomic’s Month we are offering a special coupon code that can be used when ordering for the entire month of October.  Please share the code NEM with your friends & family to receive an exclusive discount.

We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Ms. Devanashi G. Patel.  She is an experienced Ergonomic Specialist/Physical Therapist based in Austin Texas.  Ms. Patel graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Master’s in Physical Therapy.  Below is a small excerpt from her wellness program entitled “Ergonomics Head to Toe” a guide to Cervical/Neck Exercises.

One of the most common physical complaints from sitting at the computer is neck pain and headaches. Did you know there are a group of muscles at the base of the skull called the sub-occipital triangle that are known as “the headache ghosts?” These muscles when they become tight, due to a forward head and neck position, put pressure on nerves and blood supply that directly feeds the muscles of the head and neck.

Again, correctly positioning your workstation is very important in reducing neck strain. Your sitting posture is also extremely important. When sitting, you want to make sure the center of you inner ear aligns with the center of your shoulder keeping the center of mass over your spine. In this position there is very little strain on the neck muscles, however if you lean your head 2 cm forwards, it can feel like an additional 8 lbs. added to the head. If you need assistance in your sitting posture, contact a physical therapist or an ergonomist in your area.

The Cervical Stretching Program-

The following stretches are just examples of several neck exercises whose aim is to stretch those muscles at the back of the neck that often get strained by the forward head position.  All of these exercises should be performed at least three times daily for best results. Please be gentle and discontinue and seek professional assistance from a physical therapist if these increase you pain level.

Cervical Stretching Program

Cervical Stretching Program

In addition to the useful information in this blog we also have additional Ergonomic Advice on our website.

Should you have questions about the best equipment for your specific needs please do not hesitate to contact us at 877-907-8688, info@ergoprise.com or via live chat.  To speak with Ms. Patel please contact her at dgphysicaltherapy@gmail.com.

Ergoprise: is a certified, woman-owned, multi-brand provider of high quality office, mobile, and industrial ergonomic tools located in Austin, Texas. Through our showroom, website, and sales team we offer a broad range of ergonomic products that have been selected to provide individuals with a comfortable working environment that delivers an excellent return on investment.

 

 

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