So let's look at some of the ways that we don't practice as safely in dentistry so we can have elbow flexion. And this, and again, I'm not about being perfect. If you're just doing a quick check like this, that's probably okay. If you're actually trying to do dentistry in this position, that's really not going to be good for your body. So we can see here in the picture a really easy fix is just to recline the patient down and then he'd be able to level out his forearms.
And then our wrists. So our wrist just some crazy things when we're in the mouth. And I, I haven't figured out a way for me to have a completely neutral risk when I'm seeing patients. Okay, it's gonna happen where we're in these where we deviate from neutral. But if you're in a situation like this, maybe look and see could I change my clock position a little bit? Could I move my patients head side to side to try to straighten my wrist out? Sometimes you can, sometimes you can't. You are forced to be an an unneutral posture. Again, it's just about awareness. So if I'm in this position, I can't get out of it. I wanna hurry up and do what I need to do and get back into a more healthy, neutral posture. So a lot of what I'm talking about is simply body awareness. And again, it's not going to be perfect all the time.