Ergonomic tips to prevent aches
while working remotely
CHALLENGE: “Bad chair” – compromised work seating

  • Optimize support on back and thighs.

  • Use pillows to raise seat to desk height.

  • Place a rolled towel at your low back for support and better posture.

  • Follow the computer workstation set up guide here.
CHALLENGE: Sore, tired hands from keyboard, phone, or tablet use

  • Perform hand exercises and stretches.

  • Take hand micro-breaks every 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Release the mouse often and wiggle your fingers.

  • Access more exercises here.
CHALLENGE: Tight shoulders and neck

  • Use a palm support while keyboarding, one with a smooth, firm surface.

  • Match forearm height to key height (not work surface).

  • Use chair without armrests.

  • Frequently drop arms to side and take deep breaths.
Schedule a group webinar for your workplace
Arlette Loeser, MA, OTR, CIE, Director of Ergonomics, Injury Prevention and Accommodation at the Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health, leads webinars that provide strategies and tips to minimize aches and pains while working.

To schedule a webinar, please email
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