Ergonomics is the creation of the correct ‘fit’ between the user, equipment and their environment. It takes into account the individual’s capabilities and limitations and what tasks and functions they are to perform.
The physiotherapist will take a detailed history of the issue including symptoms, functional status and any restrictions the client may have. They will then observe them in their workspace and the activities they would normally perform on a daily basis. Based on these observations the therapist would make recommendations of changes to the current workspace based on ergonomic principles.
Once your assessment is complete a full report is completed containing the previous working environment issues and recommended corrections.