Top 8 Tips For Improving Your Car Ergonomics

Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy has given us his Top 8 Tips For Improving Your Car Ergonomics.

 

Top 8 Tips For Improving Your Car Ergonomics

1.  Raise the seat as high as is comfortable to improve your vision of the road.
  • Check that you have adequate clearance from the roof.
  • Ensure you have maximum vision of the road

2.  Move the seat forwards until you can easily fully depress the clutch pedal and the accelerator pedal.

  • Adjust the seat height as necessary to give good pedal control.

3.  Adjust the cushion tilt angle so that the thighs are supported along the length of the cushion.

  • Avoid pressure behind the knee.

4.  Adjust the backrest so that it provides continuous support along the back to the shoulder.

  • Avoid reclining the seat too far backwards as this can cause excess forward bending of the neck and head.

5.  Adjust the lumbar support to provide support in the lumbar spine.

  • Ensure the lumbar supports fits the back and that it is comfortable.

6.  Adjust the steering wheel rearwards and downwards for easy reach.

  • Check for clearance with thighs and knees when using the pedals.
  • Ensure the display panel is in full view.

7.  Adjust the head piece of the chair to provide comfort and support.

8.  Adjust the rear view and side mirrors so that they can be used without straining the neck.

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics.  At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete.  We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics.

The Melbourne City CBD clinic is  located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium.  Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

 

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