Online Ergonomic Assessment

Online Ergonomic Assessment


Article by J. MillerS.Armfield

Online Workstation Assessment

online ergonomics assessment

Office Ergonomics

Office ergonomics don’t necessarily need to involve expensive ergonomic chairs, mouse, workstation products, tools or desks. Ergonomics in the office can usually combine an ergonomic assessment and set up along with helpful preventative ergonomic advice.

It is often not what we are sitting upon or standing at, but rather how we hold our body or perform the tasks that cause a workplace injury.

Advice about correct trunk posture can improve your spine, head and neck alignment that results in less fatigue when sitting at a desk for prolonged periods of time. Often a simple product will assist or remind you how to position yourself in your work or home environment.

The optimal posture is that which seeks to minimise overall demands on your body. It should be noted that all postures fatigue over time. Posture changes are important.  Thus, your physiotherapist will endeavour to optimise your home ergonomics so as to ensure you remain in an optimal though varied working posture throughout the day. 

Online Ergonomic Workstation Assessment

PhysioWorks offers remote and online ergonomic assessments for home or corporate office space. This personalised service will improve your ergonomic desk setup and aid in the reduction of work-related injuries and strains. 

An appropriate desk setup can reduce strain and stress on your neck, shoulder and lower back. Often overlooked, an appropriate home office setup can drastically reduce the likelihood of painful and frustrating overuse injuries like carpal tunnel, headaches, shoulder tendinopathy, and posture-related back pain.   

Your PhysioWorks physiotherapist can also discuss with you healthy working habits and routines to reduce the risk of overuse injuries and posture-related pain. 

Included in your personalised assessment will be; 

  • Tailored suggestions to improve your workspace ergonomics, 
  • Recommendations on any required equipment changes. 
  • A specific exercise program to strengthen muscles and nullify injuries related to prolonged static postures. 

With TeleHealth video services, your PhysioWorks physiotherapist can undertake the entire process without the need for a face to face consultation. Through PhysioWorks’ specifically designed remote workstation assessment process all that will be required is a few photos of your workspace, measuring tape and the completion of a quick questionnaire. 

How to Set Up a Home Workstation for Remote Employees

PhysioWorks offers remote online video ergonomic assessments for your home office or business setup. This personalised service will improve your ergonomic desk setup and aid in the reduction of work-related injuries and strains.

An appropriate desk setup can reduce strain and stress on your neck, shoulder and lower back. Often overlooked, a proper home office setup can drastically reduce the likelihood of painful and frustrating overuse injuries like neck pain, carpal tunnel, headaches, shoulder tendinopathy, and posture-related back pain.

Your PhysioWorks physiotherapist can also discuss with you healthy working habits and routines to reduce the risk of overuse injuries and posture-related pain.

Your Personalised Office Workstation Assessment

Included in  will be:

  • Tailored suggestions to improve your workspace ergonomics in realtime. (Gold, Silver & Bronze Packages) At the end of the video session, you will be ready to feel better straight away! (Gold, Silver & Bronze Packages)
  • Equipment recommendations. (Gold, Silver & Bronze Packages)
  • Your personalised workstation report. (Gold & Silver Packages)
  • A specific exercise program to help strengthen muscles and reduce injuries related to prolonged static postures. (Gold Package)

With a secure video link (TeleHealth) available at PhysioWorks, we undertake this entire process without the need for a face to face consultation. The whole process should only take 30-minutes, saving you valuable time and money. Through PhysioWorks’ specifically designed remote assessment process, all that will be required is a few photos of your workspace and the completion of a quick questionnaire.

If you’re interested in a home office or business ergonomics assessment for your team, please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Why is Ergonomics Important?

Ergonomics is the study of how people fit in their work environment.

Ergonomic improvements are specific to the worker and their demands upon their body. The ergonomic demands of an office worker vary significantly from a manual job such as a labourer. An employee may be fit or physically capable of one occupation and not another. That’s the basic point, we’re all different shapes and sizes and our workplace setup and practices can vary on an individual basis.  This is where an ergonomic assessment for the individual worker is important.

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