Webster’s dictionary says that ergonomics is “concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely”. Working in an environment that is ergonomically sound can reduce strain on joints, decrease pain and fatigue, increase endurance and optimize work efficiency. Conversely, working under non-ergonomic conditions can lead to discomfort, fatigue, repetitive strain injury and unsafe work habits.
ATP has engineers and therapists with extensive training and experience in addressing ergonomic issues at your workplace. We can work with you and your employer to identify specific problems with tools, office equipment, and workstation layout that contribute to pain and fatigue, and come up with adjustments and modifications that create a much more user-friendly work environment.
We also work with people with disabilities and employers to adapt specific jobs and work environments so that a person with a disability can effectively perform the job. Our clinical staff applies a structured problem-solving approach to defining barriers and identifying the best ergonomic or assistive technology intervention for meeting the productivity needs of the employer and employee for the job in question.