Chair Adjustment Procedure:♦ Adjust seat height so that feet rest flat on the floor♦ Sit upright in the chair with the low back and shoulders touching the backrest♦ Thighs should be parallel to the floor and knees at approximately the same level as the hips♦ There should be 2-4” between the edge of the seat and the backs of the knees♦ Adjust the backrest to support the natural inward curve of the lower back; it may be useful to use a rolled towel, lumbar roll or cushion to support the lower backColumbia University
View pictures of bad ergonomic workstations – use checklist to determine ergonomics of workstationComplete the Google Doc on the WIKI page.
AT Bootcamp - Positioning
Positioning for Function AT Bootcamp ATIA 2013 Behnke, Marotta and Wojcik
Something to think about…. Good positioning is beneficial to everyone, NOT just a person who uses a wheelchair. Remember to apply the same principles of good seating and positioning to all environments and tasks. Everyone needs to change position throughout the day, we must provide alternatives.