Extra office work leads to back pain

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NORTH East office workers are putting their mental and physical health at risk by working more than two hours extra each night, a survey claimed.

The study was done for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

More than half of office workers polled in the region said they continued working on smartphones and other devices after they left work, and spent an average of two hours 34 minutes doing so.

These stints came on top of an average of six hours 29 minutes in front of a screen in the office during their regular working day.

The results are being released to coincide with the CSP’s Workout at Work Day tomorrow, when physiotherapy staff across the UK encourage people to be more physically active in order to combat stress and avoid musculoskeletal disorders, such as back pain.

Dr Helena Johnson, of the CPS, said: “The results of this survey are a huge concern to physiotherapists, who see the consequences of poor posture and bad working practices each day.”