How to Create a More Ergonomic Work Space

Ergonomics is a word that may sound strange, but it’s one that plays a big role in how comfortable and efficient we’re able to be at work.

Ergonomics is a field of study that looks at how work spaces are designed. An ergonomic work area can increase efficiency, but more importantly it helps reduce or eliminate the risk of musculoskeletal pain from conditions such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, neck tension or back aches that can occur when we sit at our desk incorrectly for 8 or more hours a day.
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Work Injury Prevention

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Atlanta GA Physical TherapistsWhether your job requires you to spend eight hours at a desk or demands heavy lifting on your feet, you could be putting yourself at risk for a workplace injury.

Desk jobs and repetitive lifting of heavy objects force us to put pressure on our upper and lower back and spine that can cause troubling, sometimes debilitating back pain. The position we constantly hold our wrists in to type can contribute to painful repetitive stress injuries. Our jobs also frequently make us susceptible to neck strain and musculoskeletal injuries to the knees, legs, and hips.
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Rest and Rehabilitation

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Atlanta GA Physical Therapy & RehabilitationAt Sovereign Rehabilitation, we make it part of our mission to cater to your care the entire time you’re in our offices. Whether you come to us after a work injury or for treatment for your fibromyalgia (or anything in between), our team of certified, trained physical therapists make your recovery our priority.

But getting back to your best takes more than making a trip to our office – sometimes it takes rest. And for some people, that can be the hardest part of recovery from your injury or condition. So how much rest do you need? How much is too much? What if you become out of shape? Well, consider this:
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Impairment Rating Calculations

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Workplace InjuriesWorkers’ compensation insurance provides benefits to workers who are injured on a job or at a job site. Compensation for employees has been deemed necessary because many people who are injured on the job are unable to perform their employment duties for a while, or in extreme cases they may not ever be able to return to work. Because of the severity of a decision of this magnitude for both the employer and the injured employee, certain criteria have been put into place to ensure that correct compensation is awarded to those who qualify. An impairment rating test must be completed before a disability claim can be filed and before any needed care can be received.
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