7 Keys to RSI Prevention
- Relax your upper back, and neck and let go of your shoulders.
- Keep your shoulder blades free. Set backrest below the shoulder blades and angle it forward so you can use the top of the backrest as a ''shelf'' upon which you rest your upper back.
- Eliminate Extension. When keyboarding keep your elbows back and arms close to your torso. When not keyboarding completely rest your arms on the armrests.
- Keep your wrists straight. Type as close to your lap as possible and float your hands over your keyboard keeping your wrists straight.
- Maintain Pelvic Stability. This is critical for reduction of injury-causing static muscle tension in the upper back, neck and shoulders. (see adjustment options below)
- Set Seat Height so your hip joint is a bit higher than your knee joint. Seat pressure should mainly be under your sitting bones and not under your thighs.
- Sit all the way back on the seat so your back is supported by the back rest.