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Treatment of musculoskeletal disorders linked to display-screen work

MSDs linked to a seated posture in front of a screen : the reality and the challenges...

MSDs are a well-known feature of difficult jobs (maintenance, etc.) and physical jobs (agriculture, etc.).  However, they are often unrecognised and underestimated in jobs involving sitting in front of a screen.


Poor seated posture produces almost as much stress as lifting loads in a bad position

Challenges :

Agir :

Innovating training

Posturopole offers you innovative training for the treatment of MSDs linked to screen work.

We are all different :

Do you believe that a person, with his specific physical characteristics should have the same adaptations made to his work station as his office colleague ?

What makes our approach unique :

Dr. Gérard Vallier, physician-osteopath-posturologist, responds

Action on postures:
A correct seated posture must preserve the vertebral curvatures specific to each broad posture class. 

Action on equipment :

Having an ergonomic seat is useless, even harmful, if one does not know how to adjust it.


our approach

The main origin of MSDs linked to screen work is connected to the way in which the spinal curvatures and the articular stress angles are organised.

However, these curvatures are not the same from person to person, hence valid advice on posture for one person will not be the same as for the other. This problem cannot therefore be treated in a comprehensive manner. It seems fundamental to take these individual differences into account.

Whilst integrating criteria such as height, and angles of least stress, we offer an original approach that consists in adapting the computer work station to five broad posture categories based on our experience in posturology.

Furthermore, an ideal posture cannot be maintained without relative mobility in the joints. On this point, we offer exercises and postures that are easy to practice and we recommend ergonomic seats that preserve the spinal mobility necessary for joint nutrition (tensional integrity).

This model of treating MSDs linked to screen work was tested for two years in a study we conducted on musculoskeletal disorders linked to work stations, as part of prevention campaign involving 354 agents within a local jurisdiction.

Illustration : TRAINING AT THE Pyrénées Orientales COUNCIL IN FRANCE


Action :

            Reorganisation of work stations

            Posture correction based on the individual’s specific posture category

            Prevention, leading to improved well-being and cost savings.


Proposed training for companies

Training and support for consultants


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