Keyboard height – 09/10/27

It is important to keep your elbows at 90 degrees when keyboarding. If your keyboard is too high, your shoulders will hunch up to reach the keyboard. This causes strain and tension in your trapezius muscle (large diamond-shaped muscle that connects the top of the neck and the vertebrae to the collarbone and shoulder blade). Ideally a keyboard and mouse tray should be used to achieve the correct height, or as a secondary measure, you can raise your chair height and use a footrest (or a phone book or two) so that your legs don’t dangle.

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