Ergonomics

Long-term Comfort of the Body via Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science of understanding the relationship between human beings and other elements in their vicinity. Most commonly, it is practiced in the workplace to reduce injuries caused by repetitive motion or incorrect posture. An Ergonomic Specialist is trained in the anatomical, biomechanical, and psychosocial factors of human functioning.

Personalized Ergonomic Plans at Spinalogy

Your ergonomic session or audit will vary according to your duties. As per your daily activities, ergonomic sessions will be advised to you.

Mostly Sedentary

Workstation/Vehicle/
Sitting

Ergonomic Plans for Sedentary

Household Chores

Posture/Kitchen/ Vehicle/
Posture

Ergonomic Plans for Household Chores

Mostly On My Feet

Workstation/
Vehicle/ Shoes/ Posture

Ergonomic Plans for Feet

Student

Desk/
Backpack/ Posture

Ergonomic Plans for Student

Ergonomics at Spinalogy

At Spinalogy, we specialize in providing non-surgical treatment plans. Our Ergonomics Specialist evaluates and analyses the patient’s posture, routine physical activities and work/home space. Postural mistakes are corrected and changes in key elements in the workplace/ home/ study area are made to reduce repetitive physical injuries. We offer comprehensive corporate ergonomic services to help clients reduce chances of workplace injuries.

Ergonomic Audit

Our Ergonomic Audit is designed to provide an objective assessment of the ergonomic status of a work area in accordance with reputable guidelines and standards. Its purpose is to reduce risks associated with ergonomics.

We conduct ergonomic sessions/ audits at:

Home
(Kitchen, Bedroom, Office, etc.)

Workplace

Child’s Study Area

Car/ vehicle

Ergonomic Audit Goals

  • • Identifying ergonomic risks and creating a priority list of the same
  • • Postural modification to enhance performance
  • • Use of ergonomic products in accordance with the nature of the job
  • • Educating patients on importance of ergonomics and conditions related to incorrect postures

Ergonomic Audit Process

  • 1. The Ergonomics Specialist from Spinalogy conducts an audit at the client’s site.
  • 2. The following factors are taken into consideration:
    • a. Workstations
    • b. Employee conditions (General health, age, gender, etc.)
    • c. Working conditions (Facilities, tools, equipment, etc.)
    • d. MSD hazard identification
  • 3. After a detailed evaluation of the site, necessary modifications and alternatives are advised by the doctor for a better workplace environment. The deliverable consists of a brief and specific report outlining findings and prioritized recommendations.
  • 4. Where applicable, the client can then take the right steps to reduce the identified hazards.

Ergonomic Workshop

Employers looking to improve quality of work life of employees can conduct an ergonomic workshop. The process is as follows:

  • 1. Ergonomic workshop is conducted at the client’s site by our team of doctors, which includes an orthopedic specialist, ergonomics specialist, and physiotherapist.
  • 2. An interactive session with demonstrations and practical solutions is conducted by the team.
  • 3. Necessary lifestyle modifications and alternatives are advised by our team.

Why Ergonomics?

With an ergonomic audit, employers can expect:
  • • Higher worker productivity due to added comfort
  • • Lesser leaves and sick days related to poor posture
  • • Happier employees
  • • A safer workplace
  • • Fewer workplace injuries related to repetitive motion and poor posture (Non surgical solution for postural problems)

Postural Analysis

As The key element of ergonomics is posture, we analyse different positions of a person (including standing, sitting, sleeping, etc. with front and side profiles). The factors taken into consideration are age, endurance, strength, joint motion, gender, their general health, and fitness. The postural misalignments are diagnosed accordingly and corrective measures and exercises are suggested. We conduct postural analysis using Spinalogy Score and Grid analysis. We also provide ADL (activities of daily living) training where in an individual is trained on the correct postures and strategies to be adopted while sitting, standing, lifting, sleeping, and even working in kitchen.

Ergonomics for Children

Many studies suggest that heavy backpacks result in increased disc pressure and lumbar curvature and restrict movement of spine. This makes children the prime candidates for postural and degenerative changes in later part of life. To address this often neglected problem area, we conduct School Health Programs to help children prevent musculoskeletal injuries and problems. This non surgical intervention can help children avoid injuries in the future.

The Ergonomic Audit and session for children includes:

Postural screening

Backpack evaluation

Prevention of early degenerative
changes in spine and joint problems