top tips and exercise suggestions to avoid desk bound injuries.

Robin Lansman, London-based member of the British Osteopathic Association, comments “Over the last 10 years in practice I have noticed more and more office workers suffering back problems, which can often be attributed to poor seating posture and a lack of regular movement in the workplace”

He adds “To avoid a build up of occupational injuries and posture-related problems individuals need to be able to cope with the demands work places on the body within the office environment. Frequent short breaks away from the desk and computer will re-stimulate brain and body, keeping you healthy and fitter for work. Employers who invest in appropriate ergonomic office furniture can go a long way towards safeguarding their employees’ health and well-being. In order to fully reap the benefits, employees should remain ‘posture aware’ and understand how their chairs operate.”   

“HR managers often highlight their office culture of long hours and skipping lunch breaks as a key factor when they approach us about buying HAG chairs. Our philosophy is that when employees are given the right tools to work with, physically and mentally, they will be happier, less stressed and do a faster, better job. Bad back or posture decrease productivity and can be avoided if a few simple rules are adhered to such as taking movement breaks during the day, ensuring you have the right supportive seating and even doing a few regular stretching and breathing exercises at your desk to keep your body supple and your mind calm.”  

Further research has been uncovered in the Desk-bound survey which uncovered the following:

  • 60% of workers work more than their contracted hours in the U.K
  • 25% of workers feel guilty about taking a lunch break (50% cite recent heavier workloads as the reason, 25% cite unwritten rules in the office)
  • 14.5% suffer from seating problems (muscular/back)
  • 18% suffer from bad circulation
  • 36% suffer from poor posture
  • 57% suffer from backache
  • Only 36% of employers provide ‘comfortable’ chairs for their employees
  • 70% of office staff would like more say in their office furniture
  • 57% would be more interested in joining an office if they had a say in choosing their office furniture

C1, Sutherland Avenue/C1 Westminster City Council

Location Code: 6216
C, Westminster City Council
Charge Times: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 6:30pm
For every 10 Minutes 8:30am – 6:30pm £0.28 (0.02)
1 Hour 8:30am – 6:30pm £1.70
Charge Times: Bank Holiday
24 Hours Free

Minimum Stay: 10 min
Maximum Stay: 4 Hours.
Extendable: Up to Maximum stay.
A minimum purchase of 10 minutes applies at this location. If selecting 1-9 minutes you will be allocated and charged for the minimum purchase.
Last tariff update: 09 March 2018

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There are pay and display parking bays available most reliably on Delaware Road W9 near the library

Maida Vale Library
Sutherland Avenue
W9 2QT

Bus route stopping outside are the 6, 187 and 414 

Nearest tube is Warwick Avenue on Bakerloo line one stop from Paddington mainline station.


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What to bring with you

It would be useful but not essential to bring the following items to your consultation:

    • GP Details and Referral Letter
    • X-Rays or Scans
    • Current medication list
    • Completed Health Insurance Forms
    • Medical Reports
    • Exercise Program

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Body Back-Up Main Reception hours:
08:30 – 18:00 Monday to Friday
09:00 – 13:00 Saturdays

Body Back-Up Clinic Hours

Monday  09:30 – 17:00   Osteopath Robin Lansman
Tuesday  09:00 – 13:00   Osteopath Karen Phillips
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00  Osteopath Robin Lansman
Thursday 09:00 – 13.00 Osteopath Karen Phillips
Friday      09:00 – 13:00 Osteopath Karen Phillips

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We have a small rear carpark to the back of your building.


Bus route 37 stops on Cookham Road.

Nearest train station is Furze Platt station.

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