Ergonomic Assessment

At work, we often ask our bodies to assume unnatural, sustained postures or perform repetitive movements that lead to musculoskeletal disorders. For example, people who work with computers can experience back pain, wrist pain, and headaches because of their posture and the positioning of their computer equipment. These disorders can cause disabling pain, lost time from work, and interference with other daily activities.

Here at Bodyworks Physical Therapy, our therapists apply their knowledge of ergonomics by conducting ergonomic assessments. During your ergonomic assessment, your therapist will:

  • Assess how you function in your work environment
  • Provide guidelines for altering the work environment to avoid circumstances that put stress on your body
  • Recommend changes to prevent injury and relieve pain, including maintaining proper posture while sitting, standing, lifting, and driving