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Avoid RSI by choosing the correct deskBruneau

Mouse elbow or RSI is a concept from the office world, yet it has been around for centuries. In the Middle Ages it was known among monks as writing cramp. At first glance, RSI is the consequence of performing a series of stereotype actions, but there does seem to be more to it than that. Currently, mouse elbow is the result of a poor posture on a desk chair and/or the desk.

The posture at the desk therefore plays a vital role in preventing RSI or mouse elbow. The employee must take up a posture that is as ergonomic as possible in his or her chair in front of the desk. Always ensure that your legs form an angle of 90° with the floor, as by doing so you will limit the chances of RSI to an absolute minimum. People suffering from RSI mostly see their complaints disappear when the working posture is corrected.

Another useful tip is to avoid adopting the same posture at the desk day in day out. Regularly changing one’s posture will considerably reduce the risk of RSI complaints. It can also be advisable to take a break every so often.

When preventing RSI, the choice of desk naturally plays a key role, but the general arrangement of the workstation is also important. Both the computer screen and the keyboard must be at a suitable height so that the pressure on the wrists remains bearable

There are also a number of other factors that play a role in preventing RSI, such as stress. It is striking that people who are exposed to high levels of stress on the work floor suffer from RSI more often. Stress at the office must therefore be avoided as much as possible. A course in stress management may therefore be a step in the right direction if necessary.

JM Bruneau has a number of high quality desks in stock. These desks reduce the risks of RSI. One eye-catching model is, for example, the versatile office desk with matching extension table, work surface, meeting table and table that can be configured in different ways. The desk has been constructed extra robustly, with a stable laminated top (including shock-absorbing PVC board). In addition, it is very easy to assemble.

The Excellens desks should also be mentioned due to the wide range, which means that the work space can be almost literally custom-made. The buyer can choose between a full base and L-shaped base. The modesty panel certainly deserves a mention, as do the cable ducts, which have benefited from a great deal of attention. The work surface is available in five different width sizes.

The Excellens desks should also be mentioned due to the wide range, which means that the work space can be almost literally custom-made. The buyer can choose between a full base and L-shaped base. The modesty panel certainly deserves a mention, as do the cable ducts, which have benefited from a great deal of attention. The work surface is available in five different width sizes.