We hear the word “ergonomics” a lot, but many people don’t actually understand what it means. It goes beyond the ergonomic mouse you use for your computer and the ergonomic chair you sit in at your desk. However, when we talk about ergonomics, we’re talking about making everything you interact with in your daily life — from furniture to factory equipment — friendly to your body. In doing this, we can help to reduce repetitive strain injuries and prevent you from missing out on important aspects of your life, like working and participating in activities you enjoy.

What does it entail?

At Martvic we provide ergonomics services to a variety of clients, including those who work in offices, industrial settings, and healthcare facilities. During an ergonomic assessment, a therapist will evaluate the client’s work environment and identify potential areas of concern. They may then make recommendations for adjustments to the workspace, such as changing the height of a desk, adjusting the placement of a keyboard or mouse, or suggesting changes to posture or movement patterns.

In addition to reducing the risk of injury, ergonomics can also improve work performance and quality of life. By optimizing the work environment to support efficient movement and reduce stress and fatigue, individuals can perform their tasks more comfortably and with greater ease. This can result in improved productivity, reduced absenteeism, and increased job satisfaction.

Our Ergonomic screenings help to prevent a variety of conditions

These include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain (including cervical strain, aka “text neck”)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Trigger finger
  • Golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow
  • Rotator cuff strains and tears
  • TJ dysfunction and tension headaches

This list is not exhaustive, of course. Ergonomic screenings can help to prevent a wide range of conditions, including generalized chronic pain caused by poor posture and repetitive motions.