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Ergonomic Checklist – for eveyone who sits at a desk!

Jul 19th, 2016

Ergonomic Checklist – for eveyone who sits at a desk!

Jul 19th, 2016 / Nicki Chick

Did you know…

  • Sitting and leaning forward (typing!) places 150% more pressure on your spinal disks than when standing.

  • The average person will spend 16 hours a day sitting or standing…. that’s 2/3 of your life!

  • Ergonomic related injuries include a vast range of musculoskeletal disorders – Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, Neck and Back injuries – and affect over 1 million people in the UK.

Six Top Tips for an Ideal PostureWSA diagram

  • Feet should be flat on the floor – or use a footrest.

  • Ensure chair is high enough so hips are slightly higher than knees (tilt seat if necessary).

  • Lengthen your spine to its natural balanced position: bottom against back of the chair, and top of back should be supported too.

  • Elbows should rest in front of the body, rather than in line with your side, with forearms resting on your desk (a slightly sloping work surface should be used when reading and writing).

  • Screen should be at arm’s length and directly in-front of your face when sitting tall.

  • Your mouse and phone should be within easy reach. If more than 40% of your day is spent on the phone,use a headset.

If you suspect your workstation is a contributing factor to any on-going symptoms: numbing or stiffness in joints, or
tingling, aching sensations in muscles, then you require a Work Station Assessment. Please book an appointment and a written report of findings and recommendations will be provided.

 

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