How to Adjust Your Ergonomic Office Chair Properly
Hello!. I’m Anna. I’m a workstation assessor for Back2, and I’m here today to demonstrate how to adjust a chair to prevent back problems. Many people damage themselves because they don’t know how to adjust their chair correctly.
In order to make sure that the chair is adjusted at the correct height you have to sit right back into the chair with your hips higher, your knees lower, and with your feet firmly on the floor. The depth of the seat should also be adjusted properly.
You should never have more than three to four fingers’ gap between your knee and the edge of the seat. That’s how to adjust it – properly. The back rest of a chair can be raised or lowered according to the individual requirements of the end user, with the most pronounced part of the chair sitting in the small of your back.
The back angle of the chair can be altered depending on the individual’s requirements and the preferred working position. The armrests of the chair are necessary to remove the strain and the weight from the upper back.
The lack of arms can lead to serious problems to the upper back and shoulders. The width of the arms can be changed. The proper way to adjust them is where the arms naturally fall. The arms of a chair are an extension of your desk.
It is very important to have them adjusted at the right height. They move up and down. That is the right height. The strain taken completely off the upper back and shoulder area with your hands resting on the desk.
When the arm is too low it forces the user to move their arm down which pulls the shoulder down, putting additional strain on the shoulder area. Both the chair and the desk should be adjusted correctly, depending on the height of the end user.
If the end user is quite short, they could use a footrest. If the end user is quite tall they could raise the desk. The tension of the chair can be adjusted from the side, underneath the seat. It should be adjusted in such a way to ensure the free-floating movement of the chair, both in the backward, and in the forward position.
Thanks for watching. If you would like us to fit a chair for you, please come and visit our shop, Back2, at 28 Wigmore Street, in London.