Back pain is the number one widespread disease and one of the main reasons for sick leave in Austria. 90% of all cases of back pain are not due to certain injuries or structural deformations of the spine, but have an unspecific trigger. Imaging procedures such as MRT or X-rays can therefore rarely reveal the causes.
Back pain is usually caused by too little range of motion. We often hear the classic "sit up straight" from a very young age at school. For a healthy back, however, movement is the most important thing, it makes no difference whether you sit straight or "lounge over your desk". The principle applies: the best sitting position is the next one. Because it is important that the spine goes through all possible positions.
Here VivaBack and FitnessGoesOffice now bundle their expertise. With innovative sensor technology, Vivaback measures the movements of the back throughout the day. The information from the measurements provides information about movement and sitting patterns and thus helps to find individual strategies for balanced sitting and movement behaviour in everyday working life. In the complementary training of FitnessGoesOffice, balancing movements are trained, the back muscles are strengthened and the range of motion of the spine is extended. This way employees can benefit from a scientifically based promotion of back health directly in the company with little effort.