Using A Monitor And Laptop Screen At Work

Many workers are now required to perform work tasks on the go and therefore often have a laptop as mobile computer.  This is often used at home or for travel related work.  As a result of this, workers will often take their laptop into the office work environment and use it as a secondary screen.

When it comes to setting up your workstation in the office and using the laptop as the secondary screen, typically we will advise the worker and the company to provide them with a laptop riser which will allow for the laptop to be raised to a more appropriate working height.  For workers that already have a large monitor and use the laptop as the second screen, typically we will also advise them to sit in front of the larger primary monitor and place the secondary monitor to the side for occasional use.  This will often suit workers who view the primary monitor in front > 70% of the time and the secondary laptop <30% of the time. For workers who view both the laptop and larger monitor equally, we would suggest the company provide two monitors of the same size and use the laptop to dock into the monitors.

The image below is a good representation of workers who will primarily use a larger monitor the majority of the time and the secondary laptop for occasional use.


Dual Monitors Laptop











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.