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Postural & Ergonomic Training Irving, Euless, Grapevine, colleyville, highland park & grapevine,TX

Postural & Ergonomic Training

What is “Ergonomics”?

Roughly translated, “ergonomics” is Greek for “fitting a job to the person.” In modern practice, the term has come to encompass the art and science of helping people use the tools in their life more efficiently in order to prevent injury and chronic physical problems.

Those “tools” can range from literal implements such as a hammer or a laptop, to larger equipment you rely on in order to function in your daily life, including your desk, chair, or even your car.

Along with the objects in your life, the tasks themselves often need evaluating. An ergonomics specialist determines if workplace requirements or home responsibilities are physically suited to individual clients — and if not, what can be done about it.

Why do patients usually seek out an ergonomics specialist?

Often a general practitioner or specialist will recommend an ergonomics evaluation to a patient who is experiencing pain and discomfort. Conditions that can be helped by ergonomics include sprains and strains, rotator cuff tears, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tennis elbow and “trigger finger.” This ergonomics evaluation of the patient’s environment may assist greatly in the avoidance of future injuries

What happens during an ergonomic evaluation?

Both the worker and his or her environment are evaluated during a session with an ergonomics specialist. Often, this involves the workplace, but other places in the home or automobile can also be evaluated. Seeing the patient in his or her environment helps the ergonomic specialist evaluate the patient’s method of pursuing work, the nature of the work and the equipment required, and the patient’s general capacity for doing that work.

Often, subtle changes to equipment or to body movement can help ease chronic pain and reduce the risk of injury. If you’ve been injured at work and need a consultation, or simply want to know how to lower your occurrences of pain and injury at the job or elsewhere, call us to learn more about our Ergonomics program and to schedule an appointment. We can help you make the adjustments you need for a more productive, pain-free life. For more information, Contact us at Irving, Euless, Grapevine, colleyville, highland park & grapevine,TX Centers for a consult.

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