An Ergonomic Review Of Working With Two Monitors Equally

Many workplaces now have workers using two monitors to perform their job tasks due to the increased number of documents, computer programs and browser windows that need to be viewed.   With the change from the traditional one monitor to two, there is an increasing number of workers who are not sure where to place their monitors on the desk to ensure they are in the most ergonomically sound working position that they can be.

Typically we will advise workers that are using two monitors equally (50% of the time each), that the monitors should sit either of directly in front of them.  Placing the monitors in this the position means that they will not need to rotate their head too far and therefore keep their neck rotated in one position for extended periods of time.  Workers who sit in front of one monitor but need to view the second monitor an equal amount of time may be increasing their risk of developing neck, shoulder and back related strains and sprains due to static prolonged awkward postures.  The image below is a good representation of how monitors should be set up if they are viewing these screens equally.

Dual Monitors











This blog post was written by Osteopath Heath Williams who is owner and director of Principle Four Osteopathy and Corporate Work Health Australia.

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics.

The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.