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Optimal Chair Setup

Optimal Chair Setup

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

  • 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.

Michael Butters
Michael Butters
enquiries@stleonardsphysio.com.au

M.Sc (Physiotherapy) M.Sc (OH&S) B.Sc (Exercise Science)