Are you sitting for long periods of time at a desk? Is your body feeling strained and causing discomfort?
Sitting for long periods of time can have serious health issues, especially if your workstation is not set up correctly. Back Centre’s occupational therapist can visit and assess your workstation and advise on the best adjustments and arrangements for your needs. An ergonomically correct workstation has all the best practices to help maintain a healthy posture and improve your health and productivity.
Here are some tips on how to set up your workspace.
It’s easy to adjust your workstation to fit your ergonomic requirements and maintain a healthy posture. Ensuring that you’re sitting comfortably in front of a computer is a great way to avoid pain and fix your posture for better health. Follow these steps to improve your posture and prevent lower back pain.
If you are taller than average, the above recommendations for adjusting your chair may not be suitable. Consider an Adjustable Standing Desk or a Sit Stand Workstation to bring the desk to your level.
To find out more about ergonomics for taller than the average height have a read of our blog article.
When setting up an ergonomically workstation, it’s important to have everything in the correct place.
By following these tips we can help you set up your workspace to improve posture and
provide the correct support.
When setting up an ergonomic workstation, ensuring your legs and feet are well supported is crucial. If your feet aren’t firmly flat on the floor, a footrest will be needed to improve your posture. A footrest will help in attaining the right foot elevation, leg and knee position.
If you need more support to set up your workstation and struggling with poor posture contact Back Centre today to book in an Ergonomic Assessment to improve your posture.