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The Well Writer: Four Steps to a Better Work Station


For the past week, I have been waking up with numb arms...like lead weights attached to my torso. Because I have the horrible default habit of assuming the worst, I automatically assumed I had a fast-moving neurological condition.


Fortunately for me, I’m married to a very practical and rational physiotherapist. He took one look at my home work station, and his ergo-meter exploded with disapproval. After an informal assessment, he recognized that my numbness was more likely due to onset of thoracic outlet syndrome. All the fancy words aside, I needed to make changes if i wanted to keep writing. So to all my writer friends who are popping Advil, begging for massages and waking up with frozen appendages, say hello to your virtual physio, David Ross. Hubby lovingly wrote down the four easy steps he used to complete an ergonomic workstation makeover. Hope it helps!


If you are in pain, have started to get numbness and tingling or have just started to generally feel sti