Provided by Julie Dorsey, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, CEAS, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, Ithaca College.
These are general tips when in reality, ergonomics is about fitting the workstation to the person and each individual is very different. Use these tips as a starting point and get creative to adjust your workstation to your own comfort. There are lots of household objects that can be used in makeshift workstations… some are suggested here but there are many others. Perhaps most importantly, listen to your body! If you have discomfort, do not just push through to complete the task- take a break and try to identify the source of the discomfort.