Ergonomic Computer Setup

Written by Brett Harrop

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Importance of ergonomic computer setup

Maintaining correct posture whilst sitting at a computer is extremely important to minimize stress on the spine and reduce the likelihood of injury. This is particularly important due to the high prevalence of injuries in society due to poor ergonomic computer setup, long hours of work in front of a computer and a sedentary lifestyle. Low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and headaches are all common injuries that can occur from having your office, desk or computer set up incorrectly.

Ergonomic Sitting Posture
Figure 1 – Ergonomic Sitting Posture

Ergonomic sitting

When sitting at your desk the following ergonomic points should be considered:



How to create an ergonomic computer setup

When sitting at a computer desk, the goal is to organize your environment ergonomically so you can easily maintain correct posture (figure 2). The following ergonomic points should be considered:

Ergonomic Computer Setup
Figure 2 – Ergonomic Computer Setup

Office Exercises

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Ergonomic Computer Setup Summary

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Physiotherapy Products to Assist with Postural ExercisesPhysiotherapy Products to assist with Ergonomic Computer Setup and office related injuries

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Find a physiotherapist in your local area who can help with improving your ergonomic computer setup.



Injuries  Injury Information

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