Poor home working habits and set-ups that are not ergonomic can easily lead to health issues and musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain and neck pain.
Our home-working health checks can be booked as an online physio appointment through our website and will be delivered as a live one-to-one video consultation with a trained Ascenti physiotherapist.
This remote physio service has been specially designed to support employees working in these unique circumstances while we fight to prevent the spread of Covid-19, covering:
- Guidance about how to achieve the best working set-up and posture at home to avoid common issues such as neck strain which can lead to injury or pain.
- Managing pain, injury, reduced mobility or musculoskeletal conditions, such as back pain, when working from home.
- Exercises and stretches that can help to prevent and relieve pain due to home working.
- Good home working practices and habits that can help to protect overall mental and physical wellbeing while working at home.
The Ascenti home-working health check service is delivered through the Ascenti Physio app using our proven virtual physio consultation and videocall technology. This app also incorporates a variety of tools to help home workers get the most from their health check, such as goal-setting, exercise reminder notifications, demonstration videos and diaries that can be shared with physios.
Ascenti CEO, Stephanie Dobrikova, said: “For many people the change in lifestyle to home working has been sudden and is affecting groups and industries who have never worked in this way before.
“Many of us are now working from home full-time, perhaps for the first time, sharing space with family members and may also be unable to access the equipment or occupational health support that we would do normally in an office environment.
“The focus of an Ascenti home-working health check is to provide guidance to make the best of your home working set up and a complete physio plan that is realistic and achievable for people to follow during these unique circumstances. For example, adjustments that can be made quickly and easily without special or expensive equipment.
“These online home-working health checks look beyond just the ergonomics of an office set-up and will explore other lifestyle factors to help people manage their health and productivity working from home.
“Our digital tools coupled with the expertise that we have across our network of 300 clinicians, has enabled us to create this unique service. We hope that it will help many people to stay happy and healthy whilst working from home and to manage this big lifestyle change due to coronavirus."
You can book a 30-minute home-working health check for £40 by booking an online physio appointment here.
We also have more tips and guidance for home workers from some of our occupational health and experts in this field on our Patient Zone, including the below articles: