It’s Time to Be Ergonomically Correct

Category: Back Pain, Workplace Injuries

Working at a Desk Atlanta GAShoulder pain, neck pain, back strain and wrist pain can affect your ability to do your best work. An ergonomic assessment can show you where improvements can be made, so your discomfort can be minimized or perhaps even eliminated. Ergonomics is the science of designing a workplace to fit the user’s needs. It increases worker efficiency and productivity while reducing discomfort.

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Anyone can be affected by a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) at work or at home. MSDs affect muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons, and the risks for getting one are many and varied. Types of MSDs include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Epicondylitis (a problem with the elbow)
  • Trigger finger
  • Muscle strains
  • Low back injuries

With an ergonomic assessment, most MSDs can be prevented. This is good news since the injuries and illness due to MSDs are one of the top reasons for employees missing days of work or having their time at work restricted. Even if you work from home, implementing changes from an ergonomic assessment can help you be more productive and better at your job.

Position Yourself for Success

Ergonomics changes your work environment so that it fits your unique capabilities. The tools you use, such as your computer monitor and keyboard, an office chair, even your desk are taken into account and positioned so you can work easier and more efficiently without muscle fatigue. With proper positioning of these tools, productivity increases and the opportunity for injury decreases.

Ergonomics helps with all types of job environments. When you know the risk factors for work-related injuries, you can take steps to avoid them. It is much better to have an ergonomic assessment before you get hurt, since an assessment could prevent injuries. Ideally, the entire workplace would undergo an assessment; but when that is not possible, you can inquire about having one done for yourself. The outcome is worth the effort when changes are implemented.

Sovereign Rehabilitation provides relief for all the MSDs listed above. You can contact us through our website or give us a call. Schedule your consultation today and we will soon have you feeling better and an ergonomic assessment may help to keep you feeling good.

Posted on behalf of Sovereign Rehabilitation

Sovereign Rehabilitation – Atlanta Physical Therapist
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite 225
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 835-3340
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