Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 - Bad Backs
With a sedentary, desk-bound lifestyle fast becoming the norm, a new range of affordable electronically adjustable desks has been released to help get desk-jockeys standing up.

The QDOS range of ergonomic, height-adjustable workstations enables users to easily change their work position; from seated to standing in accordance with health expert advice and recommendations for workers to change position throughout the working day.

The QDOS range is exclusive to Bad Backs (badbacks.com.au): Australia’s leading destination for back pain relief resources and products, and for the first time puts high-quality, electronically-adjustable desk frames and workstations within affordable reach, with prices starting at AUD$1225.00.

“We know from evidence-based research, as well as personal experience, that the human body does not tolerate extended inactivity like sitting at a desk. The QDOS range of adjustable workstations, allows you to easily change your position from seated to standing, and back again, at the touch of a button,” says Felicity Wood, Director of Bad Backs.

According to US-based research from Cornell University in 2004, four out of five people prefer to work at electric, adjustable computer workstations that allow them to stand at their computers for part of the day. The study also found that people with access to electrically adjustable tables choose to stand at their computers for about 20 percent of their working day.

“A huge proportion of our customers come to us seeking products to remedy lower back pain, which is either caused or exacerbated by long hours sitting at a desk. In fact latest research tells us that more than 80% of Australians will suffer back pain at one time or another, and with working hours on the increase, I believe that this problem will continue to grow,” says Felicity.

8 reasons to choose a height-adjustable desk
1. Changing work position regularly can help prevent back problems and increases circulation
2. Back pain sufferers can get relief by standing at their desks for short periods
3. Ergonomic workstations improve posture which can help reduce the incidence of RSI
4. Affordable – with prices starting at AUD$1225.00
5. The desk can be easily adjusted to various heights. Good for taller people and helps them avoid stooping.
6. Electric operation means that adjustments can be made easily and by anyone, including to wheelchair users
7. Ideal for groups who share the same workstation, ie shift working environments
8. Height-adjustable mechanisms are flexible, stylish and efficient in a modern work environment

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Bad Backs (www.badbacks.com.au) is Australia’s number one destination for back pain relief resources and products.

With more than 80% of Australians suffering chronic back pain, Bad Backs is committed to providing information and resources to help ensure sufferers receive high-quality, information (traditional and holistic) enabling them to make informed decisions.

Since its inception in 2001, Bad Backs has gone from strength to strength, with growth around 40% per annum. Following years of business growth and success, in an online environment, the decision to open a ‘bricks and mortar’ outlet was driven largely by customers seeking opportunities to ‘try before they buy’. Bad Backs currently has retail stores in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, with further outlets planned for other states.

Bad Backs is a source of high-quality, value-for-money products (500+), spanning ergonomic chairs, to lumbar support and massagers, with the selection largely driven by customer demand and feedback. Our products have also been selected in consultation by a team of health professionals (traditional and holistic), who also provide a comprehensive range of content related to chronic back pain management.

Online visitors return to the site to access the latest innovations and developments in spinal care research, which is sourced from leading international research institutes, hospitals, Government health resources and increasingly from Government-approved alternative therapy sources.

In addition to the latest research and information, Bad Backs has built a community of chronic back pain sufferers with a popular discussion forum related to pain management, providing users with the opportunity to share their personal experiences.

Following its resounding Australian success, the business extended its operations abroad, with the December 2006 launch of www.badbackstore.com in the USA.
Rebecca Camilleri
P: 0407832093
M: 0407832093
W: www.badbacks.com.au/

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ergonomics, office furniture, back pain: - new and exclusive to Bad Backs - affordable high-quality electronically adjustable desks - from AUD$1225.00

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