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Proper Workstation Ergonomics

Most of us who live and work in  Saratoga Springs spend countless hours in front of computers barely ever changing our position all day. Many of us work through our lunch hours without getting up and stretching on a regular basis.

Here are some tips to use for yourself and to share with co-workers to help prevent posture related sitting injuries.

  •  Adjust the height of your monitor so your eyes are at the same height as the top of the       monitor when your head is in a neutral position.
  • Try to position your mouse as close to your body as possible. Avoid leaning forward to use your mouse. Teach yourself to switch hands using the mouse half way through the day.
  • Adjust the height of your chair so your feet touch the floor and your knees are bent at 90 degrees.
  • If you spend more then 30 minutes on the phone per day, use a headset when ever possible.
  • If you rest your forearm on the desk for extended periods, try using a soft gel  pad to minimize pressure on the delicate carpel tunnel.

                          Hope this helps, Dr Matt Smith