Hi there, My name is Alex Gurba. I’m a registered physiotherapist and the owner of Gemini Health Group in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Today, I want to talk to you about my three rules for posture and ergonomics while working at a computer; whether you’re in the office or working from home, understanding, positioning, and ergonomics can help save you a lot of back and neck pain.
I like to tell my patients that I would like them to adjust their environment, to fit them rather than adjust themselves to fit their environment.
Rule #1: Always Use the Backrest of Your Chair
The backrest of your chair is there to let your backrest. It’s there to put you in a good position without having your muscles work too hard for it. Trust me. They’ll appreciate it at the end of the day.
Rule #2: Position Your Computer Screen at or Above Eye Level
Whether you’re working at a traditional workstation or with a sit/stand desk, it’s really important to position your monitor at or above eye level so that your upper back and neck don’t slouch and slump looking downward.
Rule #3: Always Keep Moving
Try to create little exercise for yourself, whether it’s squeezing your shoulder blades back repetitively, doing neck retractions, tilting the head side to side continuously move or doing something every 15 to 20 minutes throughout the day.
If you’re looking for more tips and suggestions, come see us here at Gemini health group. And until next time, take care.