Ergo Standing Desks is an online retailer providing competitive prices on Standing Desks, Sit Stand Desks, and Ergonomic Accessories. We aim to provide a memorable experience when you shop on our online store by offering quality products with top-rated customer service.
We are based in Sebastopol, CA with suppliers located throughout the U.S. We distribute worldwide via FedEx, UPS, and First Class Priority Mail.
We have been operating for many years and we have managed to build up a reputable establishment online. We have a great team and aim to grow our business more and more, offering our customers the best standing desks available.
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My Ergonomic Story
Why Ergonomics and Standing Desks are Important to Me
Basically pain made me try to solve what was happening with my body. I have always had sedentary type jobs where sitting for long periods of time is the norm. First as an Architect, then as an E-commerce professional.
I had learned about proper work ergonomics in the 90’s at a forward thinking employer of mine. But never heeded the advice until my body told me to.
My first experience with pain from sitting was in my lower back in the early 2000’s. I never gave much thought to the type of office chair I was using and usually bought a bargain chair from an Office Supply store.
The bargain chairs were not ergonomic in any way, did not provide proper support where needed, and did not adjust very much to accommodate my body. I soon ditched my bargain chair for an Ergonomic Chair that gave me immediate relief from the pain.
At this time I also invested in a Keyboard Tray that was mounted under my work surface and at the right height to properly align my arms, wrists, and shoulders. I also elevated my monitors so that they were at a proper height to prevent neck pain. I tend to hunch my shoulders and this helped immediately.
One day years later a friend mentioned that he had acquired a Standing Desk Converter which he loved and helped alleviate his back pain. I immediately checked this option out as I was still logging long hours in my chair. I convinced my employer at the time that it would make me more effective and productive. I also sold this employer on the need to purchase me an Ergonomic Chair for me as their cheap chairs were causing me back pain. I was the first in the company to have a Standing Desk and alternated between sitting and standing throughout the day.
At my next job I had several issues with my workstation. The first was that the work surface was much too high. No thought was given to proper ergonomics and basically doors were stacked on top of pre-made shelving to create work surfaces. I had to reach up to type, and the chair was not an ideal height and could not be adjusted properly.
I brought in my own desk, got an Ergonomic Chair, and got a Standing Desk Converter. This helped but every morning when I got to work I would get neck pain. I tried many things to diagnose this problem. I changed cars with my wife, as I had a long commute, I alternated between standing and sitting, to no avail. I eventually determined that it was the compact keyboard on my computer. Because the keyboard was so small in width I had to bring in my arms and this caused me to hunch my shoulders which led to pain. Once I got a standard width keyboard the pain went away. I now use a Split Keyboard which splits the keyboard into two pieces so that you can place each side in proper alignment with your arms and shoulders.
Because of the long commute and many hours of sitting I developed debilitating back pain. Basically this was caused by the tightening of my front hip muscles due to the constant sitting. My right Psoas muscles were so tight it pulled my whole hip joint out of alignment and caused the nagging back pain. I needed months of physical therapy to recover fully.
As you can see I truly appreciate what proper office and desk ergonomics can mean to your well-being, health, and productivity. I now use a Standing Desk Converter, a Split Keyboard, and a high quality Ergonomic Chair, and experience zero pain throughout my workday.
My mission now is to help others to become healthy, pain free, productive and happy in their workplace. Let us know how we can help you achieve this.
Michael Hixson, Founder
Ergo Standing Desks