If your job requires long periods of sitting down, it’s particularly important to set up your workstation carefully. The positioning of your chair can play a crucial role in your back health. Your orthopedist can help you learn how to achieve a neutral spine position. You can also watch this video for some quick tips on proper chair ergonomics.
This former physical therapist explains why it’s best to set the height of your chair so that your hips are positioned slightly above the level of your knees. The chair’s incline should be locked in place to prevent slouching. Additionally, it’s best to lower the armrests as far as possible.
At Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, our knee injury and sports injury specialists in Queens work with patients with all types of musculoskeletal problems, including acute injuries and chronic repetitive strain injuries . Call us today at (718) 897-2228 for an appointment with an orthopedist or visit us online to read about the conditions we can treat, including carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and others.