Improper Desk Ergonomics Can Strain Your Back and Neck
Thornhill Chiropractor, Dr. Richard Collis, gives important tips for preventing neck & back strain due to improper desk ergonomics:
♦ Sit back in your chair so that the small of your back is touching the back of the chair
♦ Push yourself and your chair up close to your keyboard and mouse.
♦ Raise or lower your chair or keyboard so that your elbows are at a 90º and tucked to your sides.
♦ Ensure that your monitor is a distance of 18 to 24 inches from your face, and that your eyes are level with the top one-third of the monitor.
♦ Your knees should be positioned slightly higher than your hips. If they are not, you can lower your chair or place a footstool under your feet to accomplish this.
♦ Take short 1-2 minute stretch brakes every 20-30 minutes to reduce back and neck stress.
Did You Know?
A recent survey of 45,000 consumer report subscribers, ranked chiropractic as the #1 most effective treatment for back pain treatments.