Watch our tune your chair videos
Follow our educational instructional videos with Andrew Wilson, Ergonomist and Osteopath, to learn how to tune your ergonomic chair for home office. Tuning your chair correctly will improve your back support and prevent injuries of the back, neck and hips.
These simple and effective adjustments to your office chair can help you save money on healthcare costs and prevent the need to purchase unnecessary equipment that may not address these ergonomic issues in the first place.
Simply search for the model name of your chair, watch the video and make the adjustments that are right for you.
Follow our steps for an optimal sitting posture
- Rest your feet flat on the floor.
- Sit with your hips higher than your knees – a gentle forward slope on your thighs.
- Balance through both your hips.
- Lengthen your spine by imagining stretching your head towards the sky. This will help you find your neutral spine position with your natural curves in the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine.
- Relax your shoulders.
- Take a moment to remember how this optimum spine alignment posture feels.
- To maintain your optimum posture you will need to set your desk height and equipment to suit.
- Post a note on your computer screen to remind you to maintain your optimum posture through the day.
- Ensure you have regular activity breaks and postural variations, always returning to your optimum working posture.
Learn our Stretches
Even with the ultimate ergonomic home office, you’ll still need to take regular breaks. Every half an hour or so get up for a two minute walk or stretch. This will keep blood circulating to feel energised and fresh. Stretching will also help prevent injury. Two of our favourite shoulder stretches are Cow Face Arms and Eagle Arms.