Ergonomic workstations: that’s the topic of the day. I’m setting up a home office, you see, and I’m determined to get it right from the beginning. I need a layout that works for me and that I’ll actually be motivated to use, rather than one that drives me to working bunched up on the couch.

The main thing I’m interested in is a standing desk, which I’m planning to build myself when I figure out the optimal height and angle for my stature. I want another desk option as well, arranged so that I can move between two different levels – flexibility conditioning with bonus squats, anyone?

I know it’s a bit far out, but it’s worth a try, right? I’ve been listening to all these podcasts lately where people talk about arranging their home furniture to promote a greater variety of movements than we’re generally accustomed to, at least here in Cheltenham. Physiotherapy for occupational health is something that I’m hearing more and more about, and this approach to it just makes sense to me.

Not that I’m an allied health professional, obviously… I’m just a guy who listens to too many podcasts. The only contact I’ve had with anyone in this field was back in my uni AFL days, when I had a few sessions with a sports physio. Sandringham readers with an interest in this – maybe you know the guy? I can’t remember his name, but he was pretty good. He probably doesn’t do ergonomic advice, though.

Or maybe he does. It’s all connected, right? I mean, sure, the dynamics of playing AFL are very different to sedentary desk work. But ultimately, it’s all the same machine responding to pressures posed by our activities.

Again, I’m not an expert on this, and I could talking out of my nose here. I just have a feeling that this whole topic is very logical, if we just take a minute to think about how it all fits together.