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Ergonomics

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Dr. Smith takes Ergonomics in Noe Valley into account for every painful problem that he treats. As we sit at our desks for longer periods of time each day, the way that we sit and how we arrange our equipment becomes increasingly important.

Ergonomics Noe Valley

Happiness is a very small desk and a very big wastebasket.

~Robert Orben

Ergonomics in Noe Valley

Ergonomics is the science of designing the workplace  This requires keeping in mind the capabilities and limitations of the worker. Poor work site design leads to fatigue, frustration and sometimes injury. This rarely leads to the most productive work environment. More likely, it leads to discomfort, lower productivity and poor quality of work.

By making improvements to the workspace, you are removing barriers to higher performance. You are providing yourself an environment that is conducive to both health and productivity.  Ultimately this may contribute to both your own happiness and to your company’s bottom line.

Approach to Ergonomics

You are the most important part of your work environment.  How much attention do you pay to the way you sit?  Do you take needed breaks as often as you should?  Is stretching a part of your daily routine?  Would changing position over the course of the day (e.g. between sitting and standing) be a help or a hindrance for you?

Did you arrange your workstation with intent, or is it still they way that you found it?  Do you know where your monitor “should” be in relation to the keyboard, mouse, phone, etc.  How is your work envelope arranged?  Dr. Smith makes a point of asking these questions and more when workplace stress in contributing to a health issue.  Let him help you answer them for yourself.