Do You Have Bad Posture? – Types Of Ergonomics
Bad posture can come in many different forms from slouching to an improper grip of a blender cup. Surprisingly there are also different types of ergonomics.
What is Ergonomics?
Many of us have heard of ergonomics but what does it really mean? Ergonomics is the study of how people work in their environment and how it functions together. An very common example of ergonomics is the study of how people who have sedentary jobs (primarily sit for work) in their offices develop back pain.
It’s also sometimes called the “laws of work” since most ergonomic designs will try to remove any incompatibilities between people and their work environment. MASJ to help you with just that, creating a better workspace and create an ergonomic place to work without pain. The program is call Corrective Exercise Program and is all done through our App. Want to find out more? Check out the CE Program and sign-up.
Ergonomics as a whole is generally divided into three categories; physical, cognitive, and organizational.
Most people will say that physical ergonomics is the most important and they are somewhat correct. It focuses on how to best physically suit your body, a lot like the ergonomic chair. This doesn’t apply to just furniture though it also applies to tools and equipment, especially in jobs that are more physically demanding like construction. Generally this category is focused on things like posture, body manipulation, movements, safety procedures, and health.
This is a somewhat small category, but it is important to people’s daily lives none-the-less. Cognitive ergonomics focuses on mental processes, like perception, memory, reasoning, and motor response. This can help people figure out how best to make things easier to remember or how best to make safety signs stick out. Sometimes it even helps to reduce stress in working environments.
While physical and cognitive ergonomics have focused more on the individual side, organizational focuses on the entire workplace. This means it tries to build teamwork, improve morale, improve communications, and increase the output of labor in a workforce. It can also focus on issues of timetables, working rhythms, and modalities of activity (like physical presence vs remote work) to better improve and strengthen them.
The Corrective Exercise Program does more than just help people with bad posture but can serve people who have back pain, stiffness, or muscle weakness. The evaluation is done through the app, 100% confidential, and returned treatment is tailored to your specific needs.