Step 1: Set the correct seat pan depth. Ideally, 1 to 4 fingers between the seat pan and the back of the leg will provide the proper amount of support for the upper body.
Step 2: Set the backrest. The curvature of the backrest needs to fit the natural curve of the spine for proper support.
Step 3: Set the height. The heels of the feet should be well supported putting the top of legs almost parallel with the floor.
Step 4: Set the arm rests. Place one arm on you lap and notice where you elbow naturally rests. Then, raise the office chair arm to just below that point. This will keep the shoulders in its natural position supporting the forearms.
If you cannot set the office chair as described and you are experiencing discomfort, it is time to look for a new one. Many office chairs have levers to adjust the chair to fit your body perfectly and once set, you never move them again.
Perfect Fit Ergonomics in Ventura County brings office chairs to businesses to demo for seven days assisting clients in establishing the base line model. PFE also assists with the hard to fit employee. Please go to www.perfectergonomics.com for more details and schedule your demo chair to be delivered.