Standup Desk – Everyone Is Using Them – Should You Have One Too?

Do you sit at a desk most of the day? Do you have reoccurring neck, shoulder and or back pain? Does the pain wake you up at night? Maybe it is limiting your mobility?

I frequently see patients for neck, shoulder and back pain and I often hear from them that they sit at a desk for extended periods of time.

The new trend in offices is to have a stand up desk. While it is certainly better to have the option to sit and stand throughout the workday, the standup desk will not necessarily solve the problem.

Bad posture can happen in sitting and standing. A lot of times people stand at their computer and after a short time the head is forward, shoulders are rounded forward and the upper back and neck are hunched. You have to be aware of what’s going on with your head and shoulders.

So whether you’re sitting or standing, pay attention to your posture!

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Susie Hansen, PTA

PTA at AID Performance Physical Therapy
Susie was born and raised in Boise, Idaho and graduated from University of Idaho with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology/Business. Post-graduation she has had several career opportunities including managing a large retail business, corporate representative for Boeing Aerospace and personal trainer/group fitness instructor. Susie is married and has twin boys who attend college in Virginia.

Susie decided to take on a new career in physical therapy because she has always been active and has been a patient herself. She understands how important it is to be able to return to activity as soon as possible. During her time as a Physical Therapist Assistant she has worked with athletes who are trying to get back to their sport as well as recreational athletes who are trying to return to activities they enjoy. Susie is passionate about educating and empowering her patients so they can get back to and continue doing what they enjoy.

When Susie is not working she enjoys lifting weights, swinging kettlebells and doing HIIT as well as she likes to play golf and travel.
Susie Hansen, PTA

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