Working from home - let's get the set up right

Have you always worked from home? Or perhaps you are scrambling to set up a make shift home office whilst you self-isolate with the recent Covid19 pandemic?

Either way, working from home can have great benefits, as long as you are comfortable…

Whilst a lot of companies offer ergonomic assessments and help with your display screen equipment and desk set up, at home we often don’t have the same luxury.

Most of us will make do with the kitchen table and a laptop but realistically this isn’t going to be comfortable long term.

So if you want to set up your home office the right way, here’s a few pointers to help you get started:

If you use a laptop we would highly recommend investing in a separate screen, keyboard and mouse if you can.

Otherwise look to slightly elevate the laptop on a specific holder. This way you can adjust the screen and keyboard to a more ideal position.

Desktop set up

Sitting guide

Get familiar with your office chair and work out what the levers do.

If using a table chair you may wish to use a small pillow or rolled towel behind your back to keep your spine relaxed and comfortable.

Keep an eye out on our blog for more helpful information as COVID-19 pandemic continues.

If you’ve found this helpful please let us know and if you would like more information or help please contact the clinic.