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Ergonomics

What is Ergonomics?

“Ergonomics can be defined simply as the study of work. More specifically, ergonomics is the science of designing the job to fit the worker, rather than physically forcing the worker’s body to fit the job. Adapting tasks, work stations, tools, and equipment to fit the worker can help reduce physical stress on a worker’s body and eliminate many potentially serious, disabling work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).”1

How can workstation assessments reduce the potential for work-related musculoskeletal disorders?

Thorough workstation assessments can provide valuable insight into potential work tasks or physical aspects of the workstation that may place an individual at greater risk of developing a work-related musculoskeletal disorder (e.g., back or joint pains, tendinitis, or carpal tunnel syndrome)

How can I get a workstation evaluation?
Core Physical Therapy offers this private pay ergonomics service to individuals and businesses. They are conducted by a licensed physical therapist who has training and experience in this specialty area.

Please contact our Front Desk if you have questions, or would like to receive more information about this service.

References
1. “Ergonomics: The Study of Work”, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration