Were you thrown into working from home for the first time? Had no idea how to set up your workstation? Please don’t say you’ve been working on your laptop from your couch. Please! The couch is for Netflix and that’s it, come on now!
An efficient and ergonomic home workstation setup is crucial!
In order to avoid creating pain from poor posture or exacerbating old issues - set yourself up for success! This photo from PT and Me is a great guideline. Get creative! Use books to prop up your laptop or monitor, swap out chairs, and don’t forget to take frequent breaks to walk around.
Key areas to focus on:
Maintain a normal + comfortable lumbar curve with a lumbar support or a towel rolled up behind your back
Avoid your wrists resting on hard surfaces
Keep your head in a neutral position with your ears over your shoulders
Be comfortable! This posture should not feel forced or difficult
We’ll be sharing more posts about different stretches you can even do right at your workstation.
Stay well, don’t forget to stretch, and check out the link below if you want to read more about creating a great workstation. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at BHPT. We’re here for you.