by Olivia O Leary D.C BSc Hons Chiropractic
Here at Gorey Family Chiropractic we offer some tips on optimal chair set up at work to avoid back and neck pain and indeed to help back pain and neck pain through good chair ergonomics.
Proper office ergonomics — including correct chair height, adequate equipment spacing and good desk posture — can help you stay comfortable at work.
The basic features of a good chair are :
- Height adjustable
- Pelvic tilt on seat
- Lumbar support
Consider the following for optimum chair setup :
2.If your seat has a pelvic tilt, this should be set to a slight forward incline to promote a natural inward lower back curve. In other words, your hips optimally should be higher than your knees to distribute strain out of your lower back and disperse it into the legs.
3.Move the lumbar support so that it fits snugly into the curve of your lower back. This will help to prevent lumbar strain and helps to maintain a straight spine and neck whilst seated.
4. Never sit with your legs crossed! Crossing at the ankles is a preferable alternative.
5. Elbows and forearms should be always level with the desk height. Wrists should not be held in an extended position without support.
GOREY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC: SUPPORTING YOUR RECOVERY AND MAINTAINING IT
Our specialist Chiropractic team are trained and hold extensive occupational health experience both in Ireland and the U.K and are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain, neck pain and other workplace related muscle and joint problems. No referral is necessary. We have x-ray facilities located on site and offer spinal health screening programmes and ergonomics assessments to companies and organisations to prevent and manage workplace injury.
For your convenience all of our Gorey Family Chiropractic team are registered with VHI, Glo, Aviva and Laya Healthcare allowing clients claim reimbursement for back pain treatment from a wide range of private healthcare Insurance providers.
If you are affected by neck pain, headaches, low back pain, back stiffness, nerve pain or shoulder pain call or email the clinic to arrange an initial consultation with one of our specialist Gorey Family Chiropractic team or to discuss our occupational health services for companies or organisations.
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