Ergonomic Consultations in San Antonio – Chiropractor San Antonio

San Antonio Chiropractor - Culebra ChiropracticChiropractor San Antonio – What is Ergonomics?

From Wikipedia
Ergonomics is the study of designing equipment and devices that fit the human body, its movements, and its cognitive abilities.

Chiropractor San Antonio  – An Ergonomic Consultation in San Antonio has Many Factors.

1. Light

  • Natural – Rays directed towards work space
  • Synthetic – Full Spectrum = Fluorescent

2. Mouse

  • Elbow close to body
  • Alternate from left to right hand every other week
  • Adjustable height platform
  • Wireless

3. Keyboard

  • Placement – able to move out of way when not using
  • Typing – Wrists should be @ neutral, Elbows @ 70 – 135
  • Adjustable – movable height platform
  • Wireless

4. Monitor

  • At arm distance
  • Flat Screen
  • High quality, sharp, no glare
  • Height – eye at top of screen so head is in neutral position or slightly flexed
  • Size – minimum 17″, possible multi-monitor set up
  • Anti Glare Screen
  • Last eye check up – Avoid computer vision syndrome (CVS) – frequent eye breaks at least 1 per hour – look at distant object for 20 seconds
  • Multiple neck saver/document holders – documents same angle to monitor with data transfer
  • Wall mount – full motion to accommodate different postures

5. Chair

  • Head rest capability
  • Adjustable arm rest
  • Tilt capacity
  • Swivel
  • Pelvis should be resting on back rest with pressure on “sits” bones
  • Lumbar support use to keep spine in neutral position

6. Desk

  • Position – consider effects of natural lighting
  • Width of chair slot – chair must be able to slide fully into desk slot
  • Slant – 10 -20 degrees may be useful
  • Consider standing desk with treadmill underneath or use foam pads on ground to simultaneously work on proprioceptive input and challenge

7. Sitting

  • Should be Active/Dynamic – Ideal sitting posture is one that continually changes
  • Static – knees = 90-120, essential to shift position every 10-20 minutes
  • Break – Do not remain siting longer than 50 minutes – stand and take break
  • Strengthen shoulder re-tractors every 20 minutes of continuous sitting – squeeze your shoulder blades together as hard as you can
  • Greater than 10 minutes – will allow biomechanical creep and hysteresis
  • Use and angled foot rest
  • Edge of seat at least 2″ between back of knee and edge of seat
  • Reclined to 100-110 degrees
  • No lifting heavy objects after prolonged sitting (very very dangerous and bad for your discs)

8. Objects

  • Comfortable Distance
  • Not requiring frequent twisting and reaching (very bad for your discs)

9. Phone

  • Blue Tooth
  • Headset
  • Easy to reach
  • Do not put phone between ear and hold with shoulder

10. Breathing/Environment

  • Add plants – reductions of VOC’s
  • Wall Art
  • Family Pictures
  • Beautify space
  • Open windows Periodically

12. Ventilation/Noise

  • Small Fan
  • Music
If you would like Dr. Sanford Coe to come to your workplace and give an  individual ergonomic consultation in San Antonio, or a presentation, please contact our office at 303-455-2225