Is your posture causing issues as you work from home during the pandemic?
The combination of less-than-perfect posture practices and more sedentary work-from-home conditions is prompting more people than usual to seek help, according to a Maryland physical therapist.
“We’re seeing postural issues; we’re seeing a lot of low back and neck pain and a lot of deconditioning, as well,” said Sebastian Cohen, a physical therapist at Kaiser Permanente in Lanham.
“All the ergonomic problems that we always see — have just been magnified in the last year,” he said.
Cohen said some workers-from-home who might have been considered “sedentary” before the pandemic have lost what was actually quite a bit of activity associated with commuting and office environment routines.