Driving Tips and Posture
By leeroy2585, May 12 2015 01:29PM
25% of drivers admit that driving either adds to their problem or feel that it is the cause of their symptoms. Check out these helpful tips from the British Chiropractic Association to help when driving:
If you share a car with a partner or friend then always adjust the seat position before a journey.
- The back of the seat should be set slightly back, so that if eels comfortrable and so your elbows are at a relaxed angle when driving
- Your hands should fall naturally on to the steering wheel with a slight bend in the arms ( If the wheel is too far away then tension can build in the shoulder and upper back. If it is too close then tension can build in the wrists and upper back also).
- Set your mirrir before you set off. You should not have to move your head to look in the mirror!
- Your feet should also fall naturally onto the pedals. The pedal should be moved by predominantly the ankle and minimal use of the knee.
Avoid high heels or thick soled shoes. This results in over exetnding the ankle in order to use the pedals. This position rises your thigh from seat and can create tension in the calf, imparing blood flow on long journeys.
- TAKE A BREAK - the british chiropractic association advises that you should stop and strectch every 2 hour and allow plenty of time for the journey to prevent stress!