Ergonomic Office Evaluation
According to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), musculoskeletal injuries resulting from poor workplace ergonomics accounts for 34 percent of all lost work days and illnesses. Add to that 15 percent of all workplace injuries accounted for by carpal tunnel syndrome and an average of 11 percent decreased productivity because of poor ergonomics, and the significance of this science to your business becomes clear.
- Back pain caused by injuries to the muscles, joints, or discs
- Cervical strain and pain (including a new phenomenon called “text neck”)
- TMJ dysfunction
- Tension headaches
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve entrapment at the wrist)
- Tendonitis (inflammation in tendons)
- Rotator cuff strains and tears
- Medial or lateral epicondylitis (golfer’s or tennis elbow, respectively)
- Trigger finger
Our trained staff at Healing Partners will go into your workplace and conduct a Job Site Analysis that provides you with a professional ergonomic risk assessment. We will look at such aspects of work as lengthy periods of repetitive activity, awkward work positions, excessive vibration, periods of rest between tasks, repetitive tasks, repetitive heavy lifting and vigorous movement, and uncomfortable environmental workplace conditions and stress.
When focusing on ergonomics, the goal is to improve posture, energy efficiency, and body mechanics. This is done by making necessary adjustments, modifications, and changes to reduce and prevent further pain and injury. For example, we may advise you on changing the position of your computer monitor or getting up more frequently to walk around and take a break. In some circumstances, specialized devices, or equipment modifications (such as splints or wrist supports) may be recommended as a way to make your daily tasks more comfortable.