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Workstation Assessment

Workstation Ergonomic Assessment (onsite)

Worksite ergonomics has become a large part of business, with work related musculoskeletal injuries preventing workers from functioning at their full potential. Better ergonomic structures can help to prevent or minimise the impact of these injuries and promote overall mental and physical health and efficiency. Here at Therapia we want to use our expertise to help the working community in any way we can, and one service that we provide to do this is an onsite workstation assessment.

By getting your workplace environment assessed from a physiological perspective, you can optimise the workplace structures you have with respect to your body health and your individual needs. This can include both preventative and management type structures that will serve to minimise the impact of workplace injury, both reducing the cost for your business as well as improving the overall health of your team!

This workstation assessment can be offered at different levels, each of which offers a different depth of assessment, and by extension requires a differing length of time: 

 

1. Education on Self-Ergonomic Assessment and management 

The first type of assessment which we offer involves a general Professional Development (PD) session lasting between 1 and 2 hours which outlines the general structures that could be implemented within a workplace to minimise potential injury as well as optimise the general health and well-being of the workplace. 

This session will be followed by an information booklet covering similar material that can be referred to by the business and their team as they begin to implement some of these structures in their daily life. 

The session focuses primarily on injury prevention, stopping an injury before it has happened by ensuring the workplace set-up is appropriate. This could include discussions on posture while seated and one’s workplace set-up, as well as workplace structures such as breaks and stretching between long patches of sitting. This session is very general and does not necessarily delve into specifics that may be relevant solely to your business, instead focussing on general structures common to many workplaces.  Our other services below are more relevant to more specific workstation assessment. 

 

What is included: 

  • Presentation on correct workstation setup

  • Education on rest breaks and stretching 

  • Educational information booklet 

  • Access to generalised exercise program for 4 weeks

     

Focus of this session: 

  • Mass education of everyone in the team in terms of ergonomics

  • Promote team culture towards healthy habits and support for each other

 

 

2. Comprehensive Individual Workstation ergonomic Assessment + Presentation 

A more comprehensive assessment at of your workplace, in addition to a PD presentation and educational information booklet handouts our physios complete an assessment of individual cases in the workforce. This is recommended for team members with pre-existing injuries or someone recognised at risk of developing long term issues as a result of their work or ergonomics. 

Specifically, our physios can spend between 30 minutes to an hour assessing an individual’s workplace set-up, allowing them to advise how they can optimise their workspace within their own particular scenario. 

This assessment includes comprehensive history taking and a physical examination of an individual before making recommendations about what they need to do and what will work best for them. 

This assessment can be both preventative, with the physios assessing which aspect/s of one’s work set-up could lead to a long term debilitating injury and advising how this can be minimised, as well as rehabilitative, with the physios taking an existing injury/pain and assessing how one’s workplace can be optimised to manage this sustainably over a long period of time. 

 

What is included: 

  • Individual assessment 

  • Individualised ergonomic advice and recommendations 

  • Access to individualised home and work exercise program and ongoing support for 6 weeks 

  • Education on rest breaks and stretching 

  • Educational information booklet 

  • Detailed reporting on observations, recommendations and adjustments made 

     

Focus of this session: 

 

  • Individuals education to promote long term results 

  • Focus on maximising existing infrastructure 

  • Practical solutions with minimal investment  

     

3. Group Ergonomic Assessments and Presentations

The most comprehensive assessment we offer here at Therapia, this involves a full assessment of your workplace, including all members of your staff. In addition to a presentation and information booklet handouts that help educate the workplace on good ongoing ergonomic practices, our physios will complete a general assessment of the workplace set-up, further educating on preventative and management strategies specific to your work environment. 

This can then be followed by one on one assessments as required, ensuring that each member of staff is correctly set up to facilitate their health and well-being, whilst minimising the risk of future injury and/or pain. 

Rather than being a short assessment that offers advice and guidance, this process is more hands on, and involves more constant monitoring over a longer period of time to assess how any changes implemented are improving the workplace, with any necessary amendments made along the way (this can take the form of ongoing support that can last in the range of 6-8 weeks). 

Where needed, team members of participating business/institution with a specific condition or need for further treatment will be welcome to access further treatment and services with a fee reduction offered for their treatment or consults for up to 8 weeks.

 

What is included: 

    • Pre-assessment discussion on – common concerns, aches and pains 

    • Presentation on correct workstation setup

    • Individual assessment of each team member 

    • Individualised ergonomic advice and recommendations

    • Access to individualised home and work exercise program and ongoing support for 8 weeks 

    • Education on rest breaks and stretching 

    • Educational information booklet

    • Detailed reporting on observations, recommendations and adjustments made for each team member


      Focus of this session: 

       

    • Mass education of everyone in the team in terms of ergonomics 

    • Promote team culture towards healthy habits and support for each other 

    • Individuals education to promote long term results 

    • Maximising existing infrastructure

    • Practical solutions with minimal investment   

 

To enquire further about any of these services or to obtain a quote for your specific workplace, please feel free to give us a call on 8221 5011, or alternatively send us an email at info@therapia.com.au

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