By now, you probably have heard the term “ergonomic.” If you haven’t, ergonomics refers to the science of making your work more comfortable and efficient. This sounds like an ideal work environment, doesn’t it? But, do you have an ergonomically friendly work environment? If you’re not certain about this, Sovereign Rehabilitation offers job-site ergonomic assessments.
Sovereign Rehabilitation’s work-site ergonomic assessment and analysis will determine if you and your employees are working in a safe and productive working environment. This assessment can prevent injury and promote health and productivity in your work place. (more…)
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.
Whether 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.
At 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:
Workers’ 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.
For most work related injuries, employees find that they may need conventional physical therapy and will quickly recover and return to their normal working environment. However, for some the injury can be so severe and require an extended recovery time that the injured worker becomes de-conditioned and his or her endurance must be reconditioned to handle the critical demands of the job. For those patients who are not able to return to work promptly after recovering from an injury, Sovereign Rehabilitation offers a work conditioning program. This program specifically addresses the deficits in strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination, and function needed to achieve a full return to work.
If you have been injured on the job, your insurance will require that you have a Functional Capacity Evaluation to determine your ability to function in a variety of circumstances. Everyone who has a work related injury must have an objective evaluation, including those who are seeking worker’s comp or disability payments. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we are able to provide a comprehensive and objective functional capacity evaluation.