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Finding the Right Chair

Is it time to invest in a new chair?

Is it time to invest in a new chair?

Finding the right chair can be tricky. Not too far forward, not too far back, it’s got to be just right…

I was recently asked about the best chair to sit in for a day of office work. It’s a tough question because there are a lot of answers, and not all of them are practical. For example, consider the fit ball. It’s a great way to ensure that you are sitting upright, and the instability of it keeps your core muscles firing and active, rather than encouraging them to switch off.

Unfortunately, a fit ball isn’t allowed in many offices due to health and safety rules, so they’re often out of the question. The next step is an ergonomic chair, but the catch is that everyone selling office chairs these days is selling an ergonomic one. What does that even mean now? Here are some important tips.

Find a chair that encourages you to sit back into it. Sitting forward is great in a suspenseful movie, but sitting forward for a prolonged period at your computer can lead to considerable back and neck strain. Lumbar support is crucial. When you are sitting back into your chair, you want something that encourages your back to maintain its natural curve. Also important is an upper back support that doesn’t encourage you to lean too far back, or you will find you start to slide down in the chair.

If you find your work posture is causing you pain, or if you want to avoid this being the case, see your local Chiropractor for a professional assessment of your posture and the health of your spine.

Dr Michael Osborne – Chiropractor

B.H.Sc (Chiro), M.Clin.Chiro.

Toowoomba Chiropractor Dr Michael Osborne

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