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Proper Posture-Achieving 90 Degrees at Elbow for Work Stations

Kelly Ingram-Mitchell, PT, MPT, CEAS, CWcHP

August 2, 2016

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Question

What are some intial steps to achieve the proper posture at the the elbow while seated at a desk?  

Answer

It is important to make sure that your elbows are close to a 90° angle.

  1. •Relax without raising your shoulders
  2. •Sit back in seat with forearms comfortably rested on arm rests.
  3. •If necessary, raise or lower your chair to align forearms/wrists with keyboard
  4. •Wrists should be aligned with forearm and not bent
  5. •Do not rest your wrists on the keyboard surface.  


kelly ingram mitchell

Kelly Ingram-Mitchell, PT, MPT, CEAS, CWcHP

Kelly Ingram-Mitchell holds a Masters degree in Physical Therapy and a Bachelors degree  in Exercise and Sports Medicine. Her experience exceed 20 years in prevention services and injury management.  Kelly previously served as Executive Director of a national therapy provider network and Director of Operations for over 20 plus outpatient therapy centers.

Mrs. Ingram-Mitchell spent many of her industrial years developing and implementing client specific prevention and rehab programs including post offer testing, physical demand analysis, ergonomics, early intervention, and onsite therapy models.  Working overseas enabled her to gain a significant understanding of the national needs related to the industry as well as the similarities and differences there maybe. In 2000, she developed a FCE Certification Program and for years trained her profession. This year she has co-partnered with ISPA for a new comprehensive protocol to include disability and compensation.  Her focus is on research and education allowing market place leverage to best impact client results.   


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