Ergonomics

At Foundation Physiotherapy, we believe that your recovery occurs both inside and outside of the clinic.

If you spend 8 to 10 hours a day sitting at a desk, you are likely to put a lot of strain on your upper back, lower back, neck and shoulders. The effects of any physiotherapy program are only beneficial if your work or home environment is conducive for good posture and body mechanics.

Ergonomic assessments are beneficial following an injury. However, they are also beneficial in the prevention of injuries such as repetitive strains.

Our physiotherapists have experience in conducting ergonomic assessments for individuals, small companies and for large employers.

Ergonomic assessments are conducted on-site and personalized. A history is taken for each client, followed by an in-depth look at their regular work schedule, tasks and positions. At the completion of the assessment, recommendations can be made with respect to changing positions, changing furniture or other medical intervention. Follow up visits are optional, but recommended, in order to ensure that the proper changes are implemented.

Written reports can be produced at the request of the individual or employer. If you feel like your staff or yourself will benefit from ergonomic changes, please contact us for more details.

 

 

Ergonomic assessments can be billed to the client or to the employer. All assessments, reports and follow-up visits can be claimed under “physiotherapy” through your insurance plan.