Dr. Grace Walker, physical and occupational therapist, shares tips on how to design an ergonomic workspace! This is a four part series, today being part 2 of 4. We will be looking at the importance of choosing and utilizing a proper desk.
A thoughtfully-designed and properly-adjusted desk will provide ample clearance for your legs, proper placement of computers and accessories, and maximize your ability to maintain an ergonomic posture.
Here are three important tips to consider next time you are sitting at your desk or are considering purchasing a new one.
- Your desk surface should allow you to position your computer screen directly in front of you, at least 20 inches away.
- Be sure that when writing or utilizing your desk surface, you are able to keep your shoulders relaxed and your elbows near 90 degrees.
- If the edges of your desk are sharp, and you find yourself placing parts of your arms or wrists on the edge often, placing piping insulation on the edges will soften the intensity of these surfaces. For this reason desks with rounded edges are preferred by many clinicians. Prolonged exposure to shard edges can lead to nerve impingement’s and circulatory issues.
At Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center, we have the ability to address all of the potential variables that may be causing pain related to lack of ergonomic support and repetitive motion injuries that may occur at home or in the workplace. We specialize in working to find the root cause of your ailments, and correcting them.
We come up with personalized programs for each patient to provide results in a fun and healing environment. Call Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center to schedule an appointment with an expert and caring physical therapist!
1111 W. Town and Country Rd., Ste. 1
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 997-5518by