Correct seating posture is an essential ingredient to preventing spinal injury and fatigue.
The basic features of a good chair are :
- Height adjustable
- Pelvic tilt on seat
- Lumbar support
Consider the following for optimum chair setup :
- Adjust the height of your chair such that your knees are level or just below hip height and that your feet are flat on the floor.
- If your seat has a pelvic tilt, this should be set to a slight forward incline to promote a natural inward lower back curve.
- Move the lumbar support so that it fits snuggly 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.
- Never sit with your legs crossed! Crossing at the ankles is a preferable alternative.
- Elbows and forearms should be level with the desk height.
For more information regarding injury prevention or to arrange a biomechanical assessment of your spine contact one of the physiotherapists at Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy.