We all know sitting too much is not good for you. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) has become a prevalent illness in many workplaces and has now creeped into our homes as well.
WMSD are characterised by discomfort, impairment, disability, or persistent pain in the joints, muscles, tendons or other soft tissues. They are the most common work-related illness in many workplaces. WMSD can result in increased costs, such as disruption in productivity and quality, worker replacement costs, training and absence costs. It has become a major concern for many companies because of the negative impact on the health and productivity of employees.
It is therefore a significant problem for both employers and workers to pay attention to. As many people spend a significant amount of time on personal computers at work, learning the proper way to sit, the good habits to adopt, and the preferred ergonomic placement of office equipment, can help to prevent undesirable health problems such as headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain and other bodily aches.
In a recent study conducted by the Singapore General Hospital on the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) among office workers in Singapore, it was found that 73.4% of the survey respondents reported experiencing pain in at least one of the body parts. The prevalence of WMSD in females (78.8%) is higher as compared to males (63.9%).
The body parts with the highest report of pain were:
As part of our educational outreach, we conduct corporate health talks and webinars to educate and impart the importance of spinal health, as well as dispensing tips and advice on how to adopt a proper work posture and workplace ergonomics.
Topics for our talks include, but are not limited to, the following:
Due to the current pandemic situation, all our health talks are now done online via Webinars. These corporate webinars will include:
If you like us to conduct a health talk or webinar for your office, please click here, fill up the form and we will get back to you. Or you can also contact us at Tel: 6732-3323 or WhatsApp 9295-1973.
Our past corporate clients where we conducted health talks and webinars include:
Thank you Arc of Life Chiropractic SG for sharing and introducing to us the importance of having good posture, particularly during this time where many of us are working from home. A special shout out goes to Dr. Andrew for the very engaging and informative session. I'm sure many of our colleagues benefited from the talk and the useful hacks that came with it!
Marian Koh, Director, Human Resources, The Esplanade Co.