How electric standing desks are improving back pain stats

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How electric standing desks are improving back pain stats

Here’s a statistic for you: did you know that around 16.4% of the population suffer from back pain? That’s about 4 million Aussies!

The numbers are alarming. Worse however is the fact that this number looks set to rise thanks to increasing rates of inactivity and sedentary behaviour.

The number one culprit? Prolonged sitting.

If you work a desk job, this is a very real risk to your health. It can affect your metabolic system, affect your weight, and increase your risk of heart attacks, blood pressure, diabetes, and even cancer unless it’s stopped.

What can you do to safeguard your health? And how can an electric standing desk help?

The link between extended sitting and back pain

Most of us accept that much of our working day will be spent seated in an office chair. That’s 8 hours (and sometimes more) spent in your chair, working – and we haven’t even gotten started on time spent seated at home, or during your commute home!

Needless to say, it’s pretty safe to say that we’re spending more time seated than ever before. And with that comes a range of side effects, including back pain.

Dealing with chronic back pain? Your time spent seated could be playing a part!

Long periods of inactivity (in particular, sitting) can put stress on your back – in particular, it compresses your muscles and the discs in your spine, and can cause tightness in your lower back and hips.

Not to mention, many of us default to a slouched position when sitting – something that affects our posture and which in turn can also result in back pain.

Finally, your body operates on a “use it or lose it” principle – therefore, inactivity leads to your muscles and spine weakening. Over time, this makes you more susceptible to back pain and other problems.

Fighting back: how to combat back pain from sitting

So the link between back pain and sitting is strong. And now that we know the cause, we can take steps to fight back!

It doesn’t have to be major changes, either – all you need to do is make a few changes to find relief for back pain.

This can include simple changes that get you out of your chair and which get you to engage your body, such as:

  • Taking short breaks in between sitting to relieve stress on your lower back
  • Using ergonomically-designed chairs for instances where you must remain seated
  • Try standing when talking over the phone
  • Taking the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Eating your lunch or taking breaks standing

In particular, electric standing desks can give a huge lift to your health!

Electric standing desks: your secret weapon in the battle against back pain

“Okay, so these tips are handy,” you think to yourself, “but I don’t see how they’re going to have much of an impact in the big picture.”

Even the smallest of changes can help improve your health and wellbeing, as well as reduce your risk of back pain.

And that can include something as simple as standing up while doing office work.

Today, corporations or even those work-at-home individuals are becoming aware of the benefits standing desks can bring.

While they won’t totally eliminate the use of chairs, they will get you out of your chair and on your feet.

By spending more of the day on your feet (read: not seated), you’re automatically cutting out one of the biggest contributing factors to back pain.

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How standing desks are changing back pain statistics

Simple: more and more businesses are recognising the impact desk work is having on their employees, and are taking active measures to fight back and protect their workers.

In some workplaces, that takes the form of mandatory stretch breaks – others that prefer something a little bit less disruptive are opting for standing desks.

Even top companies and large public sector institutions are making the switch over to standing desks – in fact, we’ve worked with several of them!

As the number of workplaces offering the option of electric standing desks increases, hopefully we’ll also see a drop in back pain statistics!

Why electric standing desks in particular?

Some work can’t be performed standing, while other tasks will require you to be seated.

Not to mention, according to some research, the best results are obtained if you alternate between sitting and standing.

That’s because spending too much time on your feet comes with its own unique problems – just ask any tradie or childcare educator!

Compared to traditional standing desks, electric standing desks can be easily shifted between sitting height and standing height with the push of a button, making it easy to get the most out of your new office arrangement.

We’re the leading provider of standing desks in Melbourne

Don’t be a statistic – look after your back with one of our electric standing desks.

At Ergomotion, we’ve got your back! Our specialty is looking after your health and wellbeing. 

We believe that the office as it stands simply isn’t good enough from a health perspective – that’s why we’re leading the charge in ergonomic office furniture.

Since 2005, we’ve been the leading provider of standing desks in Melbourne. With 15 years of experience, we’re also one of Melbourne’s first.

We’re also one of the most trustworthy – each of our electric standing desks is engineered to the highest standard, combining whisper-quiet operation with unbeatable build quality.

In some cases, we’ve even been called in to replace faulty standing desks bought from overseas.

Most of our desks are made right here in Melbourne and customised to meet your requirements, thanks to our range of standing desk platforms.

In addition to dimensions, you’ll also be able to choose from extras such as:

Stand up for your health!

Call our team to discover how Ergomotion can transform your office into a more dynamic, productive, and healthier workplace. 

Google Reviews


Google Reviews

Nancy Tseng 22/04/22

I would highly recommend this electric desk to all ages, the the best decision I’ve made for my sons study table. The service was excellent, prompt in responses and on time schedule with the delivery time. The removalists were very careful bringing into our study room on the second level.
Very happy with the purchase!!

Farhin C 12/04/22

Amazing e-desk - sturdy, spacious and great quality wood. It fits well into the home office. Assembling it was mostly straightforward with the video! Thanks Guy

Nick G 11/04/22

I'm only just reading all the Google Reviews now, just before writing this, after having purchased and built a desk; and this is basically going to be saying the same thing as all the others, the owner, Guy, is absolutely great and so are the desks. There's a reason why all the reviews are genuine 5 stars. I had been doing research on numerous sit/stand desks and the manufactures of the frames/motors that go into them. I wanted a good quality and reliable setup so I decided to something that utilised Linak (manufacturer) hardware and so I set out trying to find a sit/stand desk that used them. As I was after something specific, I contacted a number businesses before placing an order so that I understood exactly what it was I was purchasing. Unfortunately most of those other businesses seemed more interested in B2B, and a couple didn't even bother responding. I had even gone so far as to contact a business in Canada, who eagerly could supply everything, but unfortunately not for running on 240v. I almost gave up and was just about to head to Ikea. Then I came across Ergomotion. I shot through an email with some questions about their Edesk, and I got a clear informative response within hours. The owner, Guy, kindly followed up, answered further questions, and was also able to order extra parts from Linak on request. To ensure I had all the information I needed before placing an order, he even went so far as to warn me of a slight upcoming price increase. Guy knows his products, knows it in great detail and has a wealth of helpful knowledge.

Ronnie Bernhart 04/04/22


Alice Burgess 19/03/22

Great customer service and desk is exactly as described. Setting it all up was straight forward too. The electric movement up and down is really smooth and quiet - couldn't be happier!

Kevin Ha 17/03/22

After a very unpleasant and disappointing customer service experience with another desk from one of the more "well-known" commercial standing desk companies, I came across Ergomotion and Guy after extensive research to find a replacement and I am glad turned out this way. Dealing with Guy was an absolute pleasure, he was able to answer all my questions and provide me with a range of customisation options including a solid rubberwood desk top which I decided on after seeing the desk in person. In the end, I ended up with a higher quality desk and look forward to continue using it for years to come. Thanks Guy!

Anthony Lunken 17/03/22

We’ve had an Ergomotion High /Low Desk since 2015, well before standing at a work station was a “Thing” in Australia. It’s been fabulous! It’s reliable, speedy and quiet in its height adjustments. Guy, the business owner, is approachable for after sales service queries. To achieve more posture positions & comfort, we use a 10cm foot stool while standing! Many thanks Guy for the great service… Cheers Avril & Tony (Heidelberg West, formerly Moorabbin)

Andre Fernandez 15/03/22

Before purchasing from Ergomotion, I wondered how a business can actually have a 5.0 star perfect rating on Google. After purchasing an electric standing desk and dealing with Guy, I know how. 1) HIGH QUALITY: The desks from here all use high quality LINAK motors and frames. The desk top that I received was commercial grade laminate from Laminex. 2) GENUINE SERVICE: When I initially wanted a more expensive variant, Guy explained to me the differences and suggested the more affordable variant. 3) CUSTOMISATION: Guy helped me customise the size of the size of my desktop - something no other business offered. 4) CONVENIENCE: For a nominal fee, Guy delivered the desk, FULLY ASSEMBLED. All I did was plug it in. Can't get this level of convenience with any other of the many businesses that offer standing desks. If I buy another standing desk, it will be from Ergomotion.

Tas Maniatis 15/03/22

Amazing customer service and quality product and exceeded expectations. I would definitely recommend Ergomotion for their exception product offering and service.

Jake Port 12/03/22

Quality at a reasonable price which is made even better by Guy. You’re made to feel special and nothing is too hard which in this day and age, is honestly hard to come by. Do yourself a favour and support a local family business.