As a massage therapist I have seen many clients with deskbound jobs, that have all presented with similar conditions. Usually it is because they have ignored the little niggles for so long, or because they don’t know what they can do in their day to relieve some of the pain or tension they experience.
As anyone who has spent hours at their desk would know, by the end of that long stressful day those aches and pains start to let you know they are there. Then, by the end of the week those small niggles you ignored on seem to be getting more intense. The weekend comes and then before you know it Monday is here and you do it all again. Does this sound Familiar?
As a disclaimer I want to say that the body is a complex structure and it is best to remember that anything rarely happens in isolation. The job of any manual therapist is to help you to understand what may be contributing to your aches and pains. This is the approach I use at Haumanu Health – I work with my clients to help understand what our treatment should be using clinical reasoning and also give them recommendations to help improve or manage in-between treatments.
In the next few posts i will be looking at 5 common presenting conditions that i see with my clients that hold office jobs:
- Dull Ache between shoulder blades
- Forward head posture
- Tension-Type Headaches
- Lower Back Pain
What I hope you get from these posts is an understanding of what could be causing your discomfort, the knowledge that you can do something about it and some tips of stretches and the like that you can do right now!
I really appreciate you taking the time to read this and if you have any questions or feedback please get in touch with me – I am happy to answer anything!