When in March 2020 the government advised people to work from home, few were well prepared for the hasty change. Many resorted to hunching over a lap top on a kitchen table or worse, lounging on a sofa while typing. Even those fortunate enough to have a work station at home found that spending long hours on it was very different from the occasional use it might have had before.
With the stress and uncertainty the virus has brought, it is not surprising both masseurs and dentists have reported large increases in posture related conditions among patients working from home. While treatment can bring temporary relief, it doesn’t address the working conditions that may have caused or contributed to the problem in the first place.