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Take the Lap out of Laptop

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5 ways to help you work on a laptop

The COVID 19 pandemic has shifted a lot of people to work from home. This has lead to many people using their laptops as permanent laptop work stations. If you haven’t invested in an ergonomic work station, and are forced to use a laptop, there are a few changes you can make to prevent future pain and strain. Creating an effective ergonomic solution does not need to cost a lot of money.

  1. Bring your screen up to eye level by putting your laptop on a stack of books or a box.
  2. Use a tv tray to hold a separate keyboard and mouse so that your elbows are at 90o, under your shoulders, and your wrists are straight
  3. Put a book or stool under your feet to keep your knees at approximately 90o, and your feet don’t dangle.
  4. Put an extra cushion on your chair if you need a little extra height to keep your hips and knees at approximately 90o
  5. Use a cushion, rolled towel, or obus forme type of support for your back

Note: Everyone is built differently. These are just guidelines and don’t account for previous injury, individual variation, or medical history. For individualized advice, call us for an appointment.

Baywood Physiotherapy and Athletic Injury Centre (905)427-2119

Brooklin Rehabilitation Sports Injury Centre (905)655-9781

For advice on setting up your desktop workstation click here.

3 Comments
  • solarnightsky | Sep 28, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    The information I get from this site never fails to amaze me.
    Keep up the great work

  • Dr. John | Sep 29, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    This is such a great post for our time! Seeing patient from home has left me a little stiff.
    Thanks for the good work.
    John

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