An appropriately adjusted desk will allow you to sit comfortably at your workstation, while also reducing awkward postures and discomfort. Please review the following materials. If you would like further information, please contact Brian Cournoyer.
1.) Keep your desk neat and organized;
2.) Pull into the desk to place the upper arms in line with the spine;
3.) Make sure your body is centered on the home keys of the keyboard.
Phone: Wear a headset if you spend more than 50% of your day on the phone, keep phone within arm’s reach
Document Holder: Prevent repetitive neck movements (i.e. looking up and down), use if you spend majority of your day copying documents
Foot Rests: Use to keep feet flat while in seated position to prevent back strain (90 degree, 90 degree, 90 degree rule)
Adjustable Keyboard Tray: Creates room on one’s desktop, while also aligning the wrists to a neutral position for typing
Clearance: Avoid storing items underneath your desk. This will allow you to pull into the workstation and assist with maintaining the upper arms in line with the spine.
Clutter: Keeping your workstation neat and organized can help with reducing reaching and twisting movements, as well as create a conducive working environment.