Ergonomic Assessment Burnaby
Expert Physio Ergonomic Assessment
The professional physiotherapists at Expert Physio care about the overall wellbeing of their patients. This causes us to make prevention of injury and illnesses a high priority. Many of the conditions that we treat are as a result of an inferior work environment. If you are suffering from some unexplained symptoms and are sitting at a workstation all day, this could be the source of your problem. Or, if you are an employer, you may be finding that your employees are missing a lot of time from work. In either case, you may want to consider our office ergonomic assessment.
A good number of our patients come to us with unexplained symptoms. During our consultation, we discover that they are in an office work environment. Many of whom are sitting at a desk all day. During our consultation, we gather information about past and present health. The work environment raises concern for us, especially when the symptoms being described are:
- Sore muscles and joints due to repetitive strain
- Back and/or neck pain
- Shoulder and/or arm pain
- Risk of injury
- Pre-existing injuries including any musculoskeletal injuries
If this sounds like you and you are in the office work environment, then you may benefit from an ergonomic assessment.
What Is An Ergonomic Assessment?
This is also known as a workstation assessment. Its purpose is to identify the weaknesses in the workstation that could be causing your symptoms. Our experienced physiotherapists here are fully trained to do this type of assessment.
A comprehensive assessment includes identifying ergonomic risk factors such as:
- Reviewing the physical work demand
- Your posture and body mechanics
- The design of your workstation setup and the equipment you are using
- The usage of your keyboard
- Factors such as lighting and noise
Based on the findings from this our physiotherapist will make recommendations for improvement such as office workstation modifications, simple exercise, additional equipment recommendations (height-adjustable keyboard tray, height-adjustable chair, etc.), comprehensive ergonomics programs, assistive technology, etc.
The Benefits of An Effective Ergonomics Assessment
If your work environment has been identified as the cause of your symptoms, then once the corrections are made, these symptoms should disappear. Some of the additional advantages will be:
Increase in production:
You are going to find that you can accomplish your tasks in a much better manner. The improvements will provide you with good posture so you will not tire as easily or feel the tightness and stiffness that may have been hindering you during the workday in the past.
You will find that you enjoy your work environment more. If you are an employer that is using our Ergonomic assessment services, you will find that your employees have a better attitude and appreciate your concern in their health and welfare. This builds loyalty and trust in the work environment.
Less Time Off:
You may have found that you had to take time off work because of your symptoms. This may have had a financial impact on you. With the work changes as we have recommended you should find that you won’t have to miss any more work because of your previous symptoms.
What Will An Ergonomic Assessment Cost?
The cost for this service will depend on the circumstances, as each assessment has its own requirements. You will find the costs reasonable and affordable. You may want to ask your employer to absorb the costs as the assessment will provide benefits to them as well. If you are an employer you will recoup your costs through increased work production and less employee time off.
Why Choose Expert Physio for Your Ergonomic Solutions?
We have twelve physiotherapists on staff along with a highly skilled hand therapist. These professionals provide their services at our two clinics that are centrally located. We offer extended hours for the convenience of our patients.
More than three hundred physicians in the lower mainland refer their patients to us for treatment.
One of our priorities is prevention, and this is one of the main reasons we have included ergonomic assessments as part of our services.
If you are suffering from a work environment issue, call us today to see how we can help. If you are an employer, please consider an ergonomic assessment for the betterment of your business and your employees.
6501 Sprott St Suite 1, Burnaby, BC V5B 3B8, Canada