Back Pain At Work

New developments (traditional and alternative), clinical trials, research, rehabilitation and pain management related to the office workplace.

Worried sick: job security and the effect on your health

Worried sick: job security and the effect on your health

When people perceive they may lose their job, they are more likely to develop mental or physical illness like back or neck pain, shedding new light on the common phrase...

Why office ergonomics is so much more than a great chair

Why office ergonomics is so much more than a great chair

What do lawyers, public servants and IT service desk personnel have in common? Answer: they all work in office spaces. The majority of their day is spent seated in front...

Boost productivity and workplace health at the office with the right ergonomic equipment

Boost productivity and workplace health at the office with the right ergonomic equipment

If this is your year for achieving great things and boosting your productivity, make 2017 the year where workplace health is a priority in your business, and in your working...

The future workplace: New technologies designed to get us moving

The future workplace: New technologies designed to get us moving

Albert Einstein did some of his best thinking walking around campus. The Queen of England discusses national matters with Prime Ministers as they take a turn about the gardens at...

Back Pain: Work, Exercise and Posture

Back Pain: Work, Exercise and Posture

At some point in our lives, back pain is likely to affect each of us. In Australia, the cost of lost productivity and treatments costs a massive $34 billion according...

Three tips to preventing back pain at work

Three tips to preventing back pain at work

Your average office worker may not be engaged with live electrical cables, heights or combustible materials but that belies the dangerous nature of the work. A desk and chair are...

Could prolonged sitting reduce your life span? The argument for sit versus stand

Could prolonged sitting reduce your life span? The argument for sit versus stand

Similar studies conclude that those who sit for long periods every day live around two years less than those who are more active.

Stressed out? Your back pain could be related to your high levels of stress

Stressed out? Your back pain could be related to your high levels of stress

Where stress can have both emotional and physical effects on the body, Dr Sarno has popularized the idea of stress-related back pain as a psychosomatics illness. Known as Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS), he describes the process as a mechanism whereby emotional tension is pushed out of awareness by the mind into the unconscious.

Low back pain is the world’s biggest work disability

Low back pain is the world’s biggest work disability

It's official: Low back pain is the world's biggest work disability, ranking higher than any other condition including infections, depression and cardiac disease. The research, conducted across 187 countries over...

Recognising Innovation in Workplace Safety

The Victorian Minister for WorkCover, Mr Bob Cameron, announced $1.71 million in funding for four unique work safety programs set to dramatically reduce injury rates in high-risk industries. Mr Cameron...

Study Shows High Cost of Arthritis for Employers

Arthritis and related disorders affect 1 in 7 members of the workforce, leading to major costs related to health care, disability, and reduced productivity, reports a study in the Journal...

Help for Injured Workers to get back to work

Minister for WorkCover, Mr Bob Cameron, has launched a new campaign aimed at improving return to work outcomes for Victoria's injured workers. He was joined by the CEO of VECCI...

Workplace Back Injuries

For workers with workplace back injuries, doctor-patient communication - especially advice on when the patient is ready to return to work - has a significant impact on the length of...

Workers More Productive After Exercise

Performance, safety, interpersonal relationships improve. Workers' quality of work, mental performance and time management were better on days when they exercised, according to research presented at the 52nd American College...

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