Common aches and pain


How to sit properly at your desk

  • Adjust your chair to make sure your thighs are parallel to the floor, the space between the edge of your seat and the back of your knees is about 2 or 3 fingers and that your feet are flat on the floor or on a footrest.

  • Adjust the lumbar support so that it rests in the small of your back. If you don't have a chair with a lumbar support, you can make your own by rolling a towel and placing it in the small of your back, right above your belt line.

  • When sitting, bend your elbows at 90 degrees on the armrests and relax the shoulders. If your armrests are too high or too low, do not use them.

  • Make sure that the height of your desk is equal to the height of your elbows when you are sitting and that everything you need is close by so you don't have to reach too far.

  • When using the computer, make sure that your head is in neutral, eyes straight ahead and the computer screen at an arm's length. When using the keyboard, wrists should be relaxed and aligned with your forearm. This also applies to the use of the mouse.


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