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Ergonomic advice

Your ergonomic work environment is important – find out how the Occupational Health Service can help you.

Consult a physiotherapist/ergonomist

It is important to adapt the workplace both to the job and the employee's personal circumstances, in order to create a healthy and well-functioning work environment.

The Occupational Health Service's physiotherapists/ergonomists can offer advice if you are at risk or are experiencing problems related to your work environment.

The physiotherapist can help you with

  • assessment of physical function,
  • advice on physical activity and relaxation,
  • advice on aids and working technique,
  • advice on vision ergonomics,
  • testing office chairs,
  • sample treatments where appropriate and
  • starting of rehabilitation measures.

Consultations take place via

  • email,
  • telephone calls,
  • digital meetings,
  • visits to the Occupational Health Service or
  • visits to your workplace.

If more-long-term treatment is required, employees are to consult public healthcare.

Working from home

There are several videos with ergonomic advice, such as these:

Your computer work station

Get tips about how you can design your workspace in the
Occupational Health Service brochure Your Computer Work Station (PDF 3MB, new file)

Pausit

What is Pausit?

Pausit is a break program that all staff can download onto their computers. It is available in Swedish and English.

Pausit offers mini work-out breaks during the workday. This is a computer-based tool that demonstrates exercises to prevent stiffness and pain in the back, shoulders, head and neck. The exercises also reduce stress and improve blood circulation. 

You can choose for yourself how often, for how long and and in what way you want to move. You either get a mixed selection of exercises for the neck, back and shoulders or you choose an area on whch to focus , such as the back.

The program offers over 100 exercises developed in consultation with physiotherapists, ergonomists and orthopaedic physicians. It reminds you when it is time to move and keeps statistics on how much you have exercised.

Installation

If you have an EGA, LUMac or PLS computer: download the program directly via the Software Centre os Self Service.

  • For PC: go to the start menu and serch for Software Centre.
  • For Mac: go to Self Service and select Pausit.

For other computers: Log in to the program provider. (First ensure that you are connected via VPN). Select the Pausit folder and follow the installation instructions in Pausit.txt.

Help with settings

To get the most out of Pausit, you can go the Pausit website and get help with your settings. Select the manual for PC or Mac under "I need support" at the bottom right of the start page. At the top right of the start page, you can set the desired language for your instructions. 

Pausit webbpage 

Tips

We advise you to set the exercises to be done while standing up. This gives an extra boost to the blood circulation in your whole body. Try to break long periods of sitting by taking frequent breaks. Bodies are ment to move. At least one break per hour is recommended.

 

Contact

Matilda Eklund
Physiotherapist/ergonomist
Matilda [dot] Eklund [at] fhv [dot] lu [dot] se

Anne Link
Physiotherapist/ergonomist
Anne [dot] Link [at] fhv [dot] lu [dot] se

Visiting address

Gerdagatan 9, Lund
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Postal address

Occupational Health Service
Lund University
Box 117
221 00 LUND

Internal mailing code 52

Telephone

+46 46 222 32 80

Opening hours

Consultations by appointment only.
Monday–Friday 08:00–15:00
Closed for lunch 12:00–12:30