In our digitally dominated work environment, where hours are spent hunched over screens and keyboards, the importance of ergonomics — the science of designing a job to fit the worker — has never been more critical. 

Proper workplace ergonomics can prevent a range of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), including back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tendonitis, enhancing overall health and productivity. 

With the increasing prevalence of remote work and extended screen times, adopting ergonomic practices, even at home, is essential for maintaining a pain-free work life. This  Vibit blog explores practical ergonomic tips for managing pain in the digital era.


The Significance of Ergonomics

Ignoring the importance of an ergonomic environment can lead to significant health repercussions later down the track. Organisations like Safe Work Australia and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) highlight that work-related MSDs are among the leading causes of workplace absenteeism. 

Symptoms like pain, stiffness, and numbness not only affect work performance but also the quality of life outside of work.

Creating an Ergonomic Workspace

An ergonomic workspace is pivotal in preventing MSDs. Here are some key considerations:

Chair and Desk

Choose an ergonomic chair that supports your spine's natural curve, with adjustable features to suit your body. Your desk should allow your arms to rest comfortably, reducing strain. Safe Work Australia has a handy list of recommendations that will help create a good ergonomic workstation

Tips include:

  • Positioning the top of your monitor at or just below eye level to avoid neck strain.
  • Lumbar support in your chair to take the strain away from your lower back.
  • Forearms angled slightly down at a nearly 90-degree angle.
  • Feet rest on the floor or a footrest.


Regular Breaks

Humans are not designed to be sedentary. Taking regular breaks to break the habit of being chained to your seat is important.

Try adopting techniques like the Pomodoro Technique, which suggests 25 minutes of focused work followed by a 5-minute break, which can reduce eye strain and promote movement, countering the adverse effects of prolonged sitting.

The Role of Movement

Incorporating movement into your day is crucial. 

The Australian and American Heart Association suggests at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity weekly. Regular stretching or walking breaks can significantly mitigate the health risks associated with extended periods of sitting.

The Vibit Roll: Your Portable Pain Management Solution

In the quest for ergonomic solutions, The Vibit Roll emerges as a revolutionary tool for managing pain and enhancing workplace comfort. 

This portable device is designed to fit seamlessly into your office environment, easily stored in a drawer or brought along in your work bag. The Vibit Roll offers targeted relief for muscle tension and stiffness, making it an ideal companion for those long hours at the desk.

By incorporating The Vibit Roll into your daily routine, you can enjoy the benefits of percussive therapy right at your workplace. Whether it's relieving tension in your lower back, shoulders, or wrists, The Vibit Roll provides a quick and effective way to manage pain and prevent the onset of MSDs. Its convenience and portability mean that maintaining an ergonomic and pain-free work environment has never been easier.



As we navigate the challenges of the digital era, embracing ergonomic principles and tools like The Vibit Roll is essential for preventing pain and enhancing our overall well-being at work. By creating an ergonomic workspace, incorporating regular movement, and utilising innovative devices like The Vibit Roll, we can significantly improve our health and productivity. Vibit is committed to supporting your journey towards a healthier, more comfortable work life. Explore how The Vibit Roll and our range of ergonomic solutions can transform your workday and pave the way for a pain-free future.