What Does Ergonomics Mean And How Can Physical Therapy Help?

Ergonomics is simply defined as fitting the job or work environment to the individual(s) performing the task. An ergonomic assessment includes an assessment of the job setting, job tasks, as well as the individual performing the tasks in that setting. Typically, employees or employers seek physical therapy services due to an injury, pain or as a proactive injury prevention program. Individuals are evaluated for physical strength, range of motion, flexibility, biomechanics, symptoms experienced both on and off the worksite as necessary to formulate the best individual plan for the employee necessary for them to perform optimally.

Onsite Ergonomic Evaluation

Onsite ergonomic evaluation is composed of an evaluation of the employee’s work station set up, biomechanics and brief physical screen of the individual employee.  Onsite evaluations provide the employee with the most optimal recommendation for workstation set up, activity modification to maximize task performance, equipment recommendations as well as possible home exercises and stretches to improve task-specific activities with improved strength and flexibility.

Offsite Ergonomic Physical Therapy

In the clinic, individual employees will be given a more in-depth physical evaluation coupled with the aforementioned recommendations for work station set up and biomechanics evaluation with simulated tasks to promote improved onsite performance. In clinic examinations typically occur as a result of an injury that requires physical therapy.

Please contact us if your company is interested in one of our Ergonomic Onsite Evaluation Packages at info@exemplarphysicaltherapychicago.com.



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Chicago, Illinois 60640 


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I was originally recommended to see Stacey for my shoulder after rotator cuff surgery. The shoulder was very painful and did not seem to heal correctly. I had better movement, but there was still a lot of pain despite getting several injections after the surgery. Turns out that I needed to have a second surgery to release the nerve which Stacey suspected.

After healing from the second surgery, 6 months later, I had extensive abdominal surgery which seemed to worsen my back and hip pain post surgery. So, I went back to Stacey to get some relief.


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