Working from home - Get your workstation set up properly.
Correct posture at your workstation is important at any time. If you are set up properly, you can work comfortably and prevent any aches and pains developing from poor posture and positioning.
At the moment, many more of us are working from home, often at our kitchen tables, and this makes it more challenging to get our position right.
The picture below shows the most important tips for sitting well.
Getting your screen at the proper height and making sure that you are sitting well in your chair can make all the difference.
If you are using a laptop, it will be easier if you can use a separate keyboard so that you can have your screen at eye level.
Generally, your hips should be a bit higher than your knees, try using a folded towel or cushion to help achieve this if your seat doesn’t tilt.
Taking regular breaks!
Try to remember to move every 30 minutes or so, to give your neck and back a change of position. Doing this really helps.
Last week Alison appeared on Dereks Webchat to give them advice on good posture and stretching, there are a couple of exercises suggested in the video that will help everyone.
If you would like to know more, just contact us and we’ll be happy to give you advice and a personalised exercise plan through rehabmypatient.
This will be sent to your email with instructions and videos explaining the exercises and stretches. Workstation setup picture included.
Good luck in setting up your work station and working from home!