Does your job require to you sit for extended periods of time and do you then suffer from a repetitive stress injury in your wrists or hands?
“Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of the hand. When the median nerve is compressed, symptoms can include numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and arm.” (Feb 25, 2022)
Do you suffer from nagging lower back or neck pain due to working in an office?
“Low back pain (LBP) is common among office workers and is the most common cause of work-related disability in people under 45 years of age. The etiology (source) of LBP is widely accepted to be multi-factorial. Prognostic research into office workers at risk of developing LBP has received limited attention.” (Jan 25, 2011)
“While sitting, office workers tend to lean forward or to slouch down in the chair. This partial immobilization can cause low-back pain or neck pain because static posture increases stress on the back, neck, shoulders, arms, and legs.”
If you suffer from any of the above, an ergonomic assessment may be what you need to help you to come up with solutions to reduce your pain symptoms and to improve your productivity. An ergonomic assessment is an objective study of how employees work. The assessments help identify the ergonomic risks such as repetitive tasks that can cause strains, improper work area setup, and improper use of tools, which can result in the development of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
The BodiWorks Institute has qualified assessors that can complete Ergonomic Assessments at your place of business or residence if required. Once solutions and a plan are created to reduce your pain symptoms and to improve your productivity. The BodiWorks Institute incorporates a wholistic approach that also provided Osteopathic treatment to treat the affected areas and "ergo-centric" training by Registered Kinesiologists to help correct and strengthen the injured muscles.
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Carpal tunnel syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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