Postural Desk Assessment

Postural Assessment:

Good Posture is necessary in everyday life. When the body’s structure is out of alignment it begins to compensate for the imbalance causing muscle tightness, decreased flexibility, and eventually the onset of pain. If left untreated, this can also lead to pain, injury and poor performance and fatigue. While many treatments target individual symptomatic pain relief, these modalities tend to be temporary fixes to the underlying problems. WellbeingInWork's Holistic (whole body) approach to posture seeks out the root cause of the pain. Then using a combination of treatments resolves postural issues and common dysfunctional habits, to eliminate the reason why pain occurs, preventing common injuries, and increasing performance.

You will begin to experience the benefits of better posture immediately. After your initial session, you may experience that you are walking and standing taller, improved balance, and substantial pain relief. The body has yet to learn how to hold this new posture and can therefore revert back to its original dysfunctional state. It has taken you a lifetime to develop these specific muscular and mechanical compensations. The process of change and degree of success will take some time and work on your part. However, with continued therapy and training your posture will become more and more functional providing long lasting and permanent pain relief. Treatments including Osteopathy, Acupuncture, massage and other “hands on” approaches coupled with stretches and simple home/work exercises and advice, provide the tools necessary to manage your healthcare short and long term.

WellbeingInWork’s Postural assessment can help you achieve true pain relief without the use of medication or invasive surgeries. Personalised exercise programs target musculoskeletal dysfunctions and restore muscular balance and return internal homeostasis allowing your body to heal from the inside out and move without pain.

Workplace Postural Assessments

1What are workplace postural assessments?
Why are postural assessments valuable? (Implications at work and home, health)
  • good posture
  • poor posture
(Evaluate ability to fulfil normal working task, lifting, sitting)
(Implications of outside activities on posture.)
2What’s involved?
Questionnaire regarding history of work tasks and possible postural problems.
A full case history tailored to posture (aches & pains, habits)
-at work -at home (at gym etc) Standing postural assessment/examination (Spinal curves and imbalances of core muscles) (strengths and weaknesses)
Seated postural assessment/examination (How spinal curves cope with seated/work posture)
Range of movement tests
Assessment of working environment
Plan of action to resolve problems:
  • Simple desk arrangement and advice on optimum use.?
  • Help needed from company (New Desk, chair, accessories-lumbar support-foot stool)
  • Treatment needed (Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Massage etc)
  • Advice on simple exercises/movements at work or at home
  • Lifestyle advice (diet, exercise, breathing, relaxation)
Diagnosis, Prognosis, Aims.
Affect on person
Affect on company
Benefits of intervention.