More impact than you know
Physical aches and pains can turn into serious health issues if unaddressed. Working in an office can have you sitting for long periods of time, using sloppy posture out of fatigue or the position of your computer monitor, inflicting repetitive strain on your hands, wrists and shoulders, and more.
Deadlines, relationships, work load and more chip away at your mental wellness. Stress is often a sneak attack on both your physical and mental health.
Even the air in your office could be contributing. Dehydration is more prevalent than you may realize; dehydration can give you headaches and impact your ability to think.
How it works
Personalized programs to address your Office Syndrome
With an assortment of innovative technologies and experienced practitioners, Our Clinic provides first class therapies, treatments and education.
Your first visit to Our Clinic includes a FREE assessment by the Nurse Concierge, an emergency room, triage-trained, registered nurse.
You’ll discuss your concerns and goals and the Nurse Concierge will put together recommendations for your most effective personalized plan.
When you book your Office Syndrome package, based on your assessment, you also receive a FREE stress ball and one FREE IV Vitamin Therapy.
Most therapies are covered by health benefit programs.
The importance of stretching
These days sitting is often referred to as the new smoking and it can have a negative impact on your health if you do it for prolonged periods of time. It increases pressure on your spinal discs, and as a result, your pelvic muscles tighten.
When you stand up after sitting for a long time, your body is pulled forward and off balance, which can create stress on your muscles and bones.
Stretching increases blood flow, boosts oxygen levels and helps deliver nutrients to your muscles. It also removes metabolic waste like carbon dioxide, ammonia and uric acid.
Below are some recommended stretches that you can do at work to help avoid Office Syndrome.
In a seated or standing position, take the arms behind your head and, if you can, lace your fingers together.
Bring your elbows back a few inches until you feel a stretch in your chest. Hold for 10-30 seconds. Avoid this move if you have shoulder problems.
Seated or standing, pinch shoulder blades together then lift the shoulders up towards the ears, squeezing them as hard as you can.
Hold for 1-2 seconds and roll them back as you relax down.
Repeat for 8-10 reps and then roll the shoulders forward.
Seated or standing, lace the fingers together and stretch them up towards the ceiling, should look like your thumbs are trying to touch the ceiling. While reaching focus on bring your navel in towards your spine.
Take a deep breath as you stretch up as high as you can, then exhale and open the arms, sweeping them back down. Repeat for 8-10 reps.
Next reach forward with hands clasped together. Keeping arms parallel to the floor push forward allowing your shoulders to hunch forward. Hold for 10-30 seconds.
Seated or standing, stretch the right arm out and turn the hand down so that the fingers point towards the floor.
Use the left hand to gently pull the fingers towards you, feeling a stretch in the forearm. Hold for 10-30 seconds and repeat on the other hand.
Next bring your hands in front of your chest in a prayer position. Push them down as far as you can without having your palms separate. Hold for 10-30 seconds.
Sitting in your chair, place your right hand behind your back while tilting your head to the left, feeling a stretch down the right side of the neck and shoulder.
Hold for 10-30 seconds and repeat on the other side.
Your left hand can be used to further tilt your head and deepen the stretch.
Sitting straight in your chair, gently push your chin back towards your neck.
It should feel as if you are giving yourself a double chin.
Hold this position for 10-30 seconds.
Hip Flexor Stretch
While standing, take the right leg back a few feet.
Bend the front knee, almost like you're doing a lunge and lower the knees until you feel a stretch in the front of the right hip.
Drive your hips forward to deepen the stretch. Hold for 10-30 seconds and repeat on the other side.
Seated Hamstring Stretch
While seated, rest your heel on the floor with your knee straight and gently lean forward until a stretch is felt behind your knee/thigh.
Stand with upright posture and abdominals contracted, slowly raise up onto your toes.
Keep your knees straight.