Choose a Chair and Make a Standing Desk

standing desk at home

Do you have back pain that started during quarantine?

Or even an old injury that has crept back up since working from home?

Are you working in a less than optimal home office?All these questions can be addressed quickly with these simple tips and tricks from our physical therapists at AID Performance PT.

Tips to Find a Comfortable Chair:

1. Use a chair with a back. Good posture is extremely important to prevent back and neck pain.

2. Add a pillow or couch cushion to improve comfort by sitting on it or placing behind your low back.

3. Always strive for 90 degree angles at your elbows, hips, and knees when choosing a chair.

Don’t have a standing desk? Try this simple DIY standing desk at home today to help prevent the aches and pains of working from home.

Tips to DIY a Standing Desk:

1. Stack shoe boxes on your kitchen counter to reach a comfortable height

2. Stand in rubber soled shoes or on a standing mat to relieve pressure on your feet

3. Place a book or box on the ground to put your feet up on to relieve pressure on your low back

If you want to schedule an in-person visit or would like to try a Virtual Session Give Us A Call at 703-723-6758.

Andrew Dombek is a nationally known Physical Therapist and founder of Northern Virginia's Leading Private Physical Therapy Specialist for athletes in their teens,30s, 40sand 50s, who want to keep healthy and active.

You might know Andrew from his early days working in downtown Washington D.C. where he was one of the former physical therapist for the finest athletes and performers in town performing at the Kennedy Center, in shows like Aida (The Timeless Love Story), The Producers, and the Washington Ballet.

Andrew (having been through many injuries throughout out his life), is a rare expert in understanding the psyche of returning to your sport after injury. Helping people stay active and giving back to his community are his passions. These characteristics have helped Andrew become an expert Physical Therapist and his Clinic to become the fastest growing PT clinic in Loudoun County.Over the last several yearshas become the premier physical therapy practice for runners in Northern, Virginia.Where the local running groups like the Ashburn Chapter of Mom's Run This Town as well as the high schools in his area like Broad Runand Briar Woods have retained AID Performance Physical Therapy for treating their runners and athletes.
Andrew Dombek, PT, MSPT, CMTPT, CGFI
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