30 Oct 2015

Wondering About A Standing Desk? Your Questions Answered.

You’ve all heard about standing desks. They were very on trend for a while and continue to grow in popularity around the city. Their arrival was heralded gushing articles extoling their virtues. Then came the retaliation articles that were firmly against them. Of course, there is no black/white answer so here’s my perspective as a […]

19 Feb 2015

Five Tips for Good Desk Ergonomics

1. Feet Come Last When I ask people about the way they sit at work, they so often tell me that they make sure they “try to have their feet flat on the floor.” Possibly this is one of the easier things to remember, and also to adjust as most people know how to raise/lower […]

3 Oct 2014

Present or Productive? Being Strategic About Desk Discomfort

Every day at Bend + Mend, we’ll deal with two things: pain and work. We physiotherapists love trying to keep people at work and doing all the tasks they’re expected to do. But it strikes me that perhaps more attention should be directed to how well a person is able to do their job. Can […]

8 Sep 2014

Mind If I Saw Your Laptop In Half?

Do you or any of your employees work on a laptop? Not just occasionally on your lap, but in the office? More than a little bit??  Well, I’m not exactly going to say anything too ground-breaking here. But, from an ergonomics perspective, laptops are inherently evil! Thankfully, it’s an easy problem to improve. While hacking […]

14 Nov 2011

5 Little Things You Can Do To Help Your Neck

There are a million good and bad things for your neck and it can be confusing to work out what helps and what doesn’t, when you have neck or back pain.  Often the cause of your issue is something small or easily avoided/fixed.  Today, I’m throwing out a few things that you can try if […]

8 Nov 2011

Posture – Stop That Slouching!

Our Mums have been telling us for years to sit up straight and most of us admit that we tend to slouch when sitting for long periods of time, but have you ever really thought about the consequences of bad posture? Maintaining good posture not only looks great, it can also prevent all sorts of […]