Keys to RSI Prevention
- Relax your upper back and neck and let go of your shoulders.
- Keep your should blades free. Set backrest below the should blades and angle it forward so you can use the top of the backrest as a "self" 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 arms straight.
- Maintain Pelvic Stability. This is critical for reaction 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 slightly 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