Some helpful tips you can use to check if the chair you’re sitting on is right for you, or at least set up correctly.
- Your feet must be resting flat on the floor with your knees at 90-degree angle, with your back up against the back of the chair. If your feet don’t sit like this because they don’t reach or the chair doesn’t adjust to be able to achieve this, you may need a foot rest.
- Your chair back must not be in a locked position, unless a medical condition dictates that it should be. It must be free so it is able to move when you do. This will help take strain off your back if you need to turn and talk to someone behind you. Some chairs have adjustable height on the back, so this again can be adjusted to suit you.
- You must be able to have adequate space between the end of the chair seat and your knees to allow blood flow to circulate because if the back of your knees are touching the chair, this restricts blood flow to your legs.
- On some chairs, the lumbar support will be adjustable so you can adjust to where this feels best for you, and where you feel the most support from it.