At work, we often ask our bodies to assume unnatural, sustained postures or perform repetitive movements that lead to musculoskeletal disorders. For example, people who work with computers can experience back pain, wrist pain, and headaches because of their posture and the positioning of their computer equipment. These disorders can cause disabling pain, lost time from work, and interference with other daily activities.
Ergonomics involves adapting people's activities, equipment, and environments to fit their psychological and physical needs and capacities. At SSPT, our therapists teach ergonomic guidelines that can easily be incorporated into a person’s daily life. Using evidence-based practices, our therapists assess peoples’ ergonomic needs and determine how to make them more comfortable in their environment and improve their health and productivity.
The therapists at SSPT conduct on-site ergonomic evaluations. During each ergonomic evaluation, the therapists apply their knowledge of ergonomics to:
The therapist may recommend ergonomic interventions that include changes to your computer setup, adjustments to your office chair, changes to your work practices, and stretching and strengthening exercises.
SSPT is active in the community, educating people about the key ergonomic principles and how individuals can change their office and home environments and work practices to better fit their needs.
Our therapists have presented ergonomics seminars for organizations that include:
Our staff of physical therapists includes two Certified Ergonomic Assessments Specialists (CEAS) who have more than 15 years of ergonomics experience. The combination of physical therapy training and CEAS accreditation means that our therapists are uniquely qualified to meet all your ergonomics needs.
Schedule an ergonomic assessment to help you improve your function today. Contact us at 202-463-7611.Appointment details