HOW WILL IT HELP ME?
Ergonomic workstation evaluations
help employers recognize problems with a the layout or design that may be contributing
to an employee's physical discomfort. As part of our evaluation the therapist observes the worker in their work
environment as they perform various tasks. The therapist will determine if
any specific methods or habits are major contributors to postural
strain. Adaptive measures, or changes in the employee's work methods that will help reduce musculoskeletal
stress, will be recommended. Evaluations can lead to solutions that improve the employee's productivity, comfort and morale.
Every year, more workers lose time from work because of repetitive strain disorders, back and neck injuries. Employers are increasingly turning to ergonomics to reduce the
cost of workers' compensation claims and lost productivity. NNC's Ergonomic Evaluation offers flexibility in
selecting the solution that's right for each business. We can provide cushions and props to make adjustments to existing furniture and equipment, or we
can suggest resources where new and better designs can be purchased.
People who work at a desk or computer for several hours a day may develop physical problems
related to their jobs for many reasons. Workstations may be poorly designed and can cause physical problems, or some
jobs may require repetitive performance of tasks. In many cases, employees have physical conditions that place
them in a high-risk category, making them more susceptible to injury in the presence of a less than ideal set up. But in every
case, the relationship between desk, chair, keyboard and monitor must be adjusted to fit the physical proportions of the individual
at that work station.
What our clients have to say:
"We really appreciated having Rebecca come into our office to do a presentation on the importance of Ergonomics,
followed by one-on-one evaluations of everyone's work station. She was thorough, informative, personable, and did not
try to sell us things we didn't need. I think all of us have benefited from the information presented and for the suggestions
given to improve the ergonomics of our work stations! The price was very reasonable as well. Thank you, Rebecca!"~Melissa, ClearTrack
a client of NNC for about 5 years. They help keep me feeling good, enable me to be healthy enough to work hard, play hard
and enjoy life without pain. Recently, Rebecca Saindon came to my office for an ergonomic consultation. Rebecca helped me
reconfigure my office desk, computer keyboard and my chair so I can be well supported while I work. She also had great practical
solutions for affordable ergonomic office furniture. With only a minimal investment, I now have a wonderfully comfortable
set up, and my fatigue at the end of a long day at the computer has been greatly reduced. THANKS AGAIN NNC. You continue to
be an integral part of my life."
~Billy Kirsch, President, Kidbilly Music LLC
"After experiencing an acute and sudden onset of cervical myofascial pain, I found the
Nashville Neuromuscular Center. Rebecca Saindon came to my home office (on a Saturday, no less!!) to evaluate my work
set up. She demonstrated proper postural alignment and showed me how to modify my current furnishings using purchased wedges
or improvising with my own pillows, towels, etc. We discussed the purchase of new furniture. I appreciated that
she included low-cost recommendations. Rebecca was encouraging about my prospects for recovery. After she left I felt hopeful
that by improving my work set up and following her other recommendations for work breaks and stretches, combined with
physical therapy, I would (and have) been able to return to work full time. " ~Michele McGinnis, Researcher
"When I went back to work after two years absence, [Rebecca] consulted
with my company regarding the ergo dynamics of my work station. Based on her recommendations, they made some simple changes
that benefited me immediately and significantly reduced the pain in my shoulders." ~M. J. Hyatt