Setting Your Technology to Support Your Health
Head forward posture can have a serious impact on your health, but there are other ways technology could be affecting your body.
When you type, are your elbows at a 90° angle and your wrists even? If not, the repetitive motion could lead to tensed or strained muscles, and in some cases, carpal tunnel syndrome.
These are just a couple examples of how the set up of your technological devices can impact your body. But the impact doesn't have to be negative. When properly set up, you can create a work space that is skillful for your body and may even make you more productive. The image below gives a brief review of how to ergonomically set up your desk.
Check with your company to see if there is someone who can help you get your work space set up properly for you. If not, there are free resources online, such as the Ergotron website, which can create calculations based on your height and if you're using a sitting and/or standing desk. There are also local companies, such as Worksite Solutions, who can help get you set up properly.
If you're concerned about how your desk or use of technology is affecting your body, give us a call at 541-343-1887 to set up an appointment with our Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Adam Drapkin. Or check out our posture page to find out more about healthy posture and how chiropractic can support you!