Ergonomics Vancouver

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Backs in Action Rehab and Wellness Centre is a multidisciplinary clinic that has an integrated approach to wellness. We even offer specialized services like Active Release Technique (ART), intramuscular stimulation (IMS), dry needling, vestibular rehabilitation therapy, electroacupuncture, cupping, facial acupuncture, compression hosiery, telehealth, and more!

Conveniently located at the Broadway Tech Centre across the Renfrew Skytrain Station, our clinic serves the following areas:

  • Integrated Health Clinic Vancouver
  • Integrated Health Clinic Renfrew Heights
  • Integrated Health Clinic Collingwood
  • Integrated Health Clinic Burnaby
  • Integrated Health Clinic Hastings-Sunrise
  • Integrated Health Clinic North Burnaby

Ergonomics in Vancouver

f you feel your muscles tense up or get sore and painful while working, you know why you need to work with a Backs in Action physiotherapist, chiropractor, or kinesiologist for ergonomic improvements. It's the most natural and immediate way to relieve those aches and pains. If you're an employer and have noticed a rise in employee strains and injuries, your company could probably benefit from an office workplace assessment as well.

The way you position and move your body while at work and play will have an impact on how your body feels throughout the day. Your Vancouver physiotherapist, chiropractor, or kinesiologist is the best resource you have to learn more about ergonomics and their impact on your health.

In fact, we pride ourselves on a multidisciplinary team of specialists who are dedicated to your health:

Ergonomic assessments analyze the position of all equipment in an environment to determine how the height, position, and arrangement of each item may impact human workers. You can then make changes to create a functional work environment that maximizes comfort and minimizes injury.

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Signs You Need an Ergonomic Assessment in Vancouver

Ergonomics is the study of how the human body interacts with its surrounding environment. Little changes to the way you sit, stand, bend, and twist can dramatically improve the amount of pain and discomfort you feel in daily life.

If your workstation isn't supporting your body properly and holding each body part at the right angle, you're more likely to suffer from stress injuries as well as sciatica, arthritis, and bulging or prolapsed discs. You may also have more muscle stiffness and soreness than is necessary, and that impacts your productivity at work and comfort outside of work.

If you experience any of the following on a routine basis or even occasionally, you have a lot to learn from an ergonomic assessment in Vancouver:

  • Sore muscles
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Muscle pain during or after working
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms
  • Recurring stress injuries
  • Reduced productivity

Office Ergonomics Vancouver – Reduce Injuries and Save

Many businesses are now having office ergonomic assessments to maximize comfort and productivity for all employees. In many cases, something as simple as changing the height of the desks or investing in ergonomic chairs can reduce claims of muscle strain and other chronic workplace injuries.

You won't know how to tweak your work environment until you allow professionals to look at all areas of the workspace. You will then receive a list of suggestions that should improve productivity and functionality for all employees. Those changes are likely to boost employee happiness and loyalty as well.

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Tips for Improved Ergonomics at Work

An ergonomics assessment is the ideal solution whether you're working at home or in the office, but we have some quick tips to help you set your environment up for success. You can start supporting your body and decreasing physical stress right away.

  • Sit in front of your computer, and make sure you don't have to twist or strain your neck to see the screen. Also, make sure you can hold your arms at a 90-degree angle. You may need an adjustable chair to get the right height at the desk.
  • Practice sitting upright with your spine straight and your feet flat on the floor. Your thighs may point slightly downward in the chair.
  • Take active breaks at least every two hours. Remaining in a seated position for long periods of time is one of the easiest ways to stress your muscles and spine.

To schedule an in-person or Telehealth ergonomic assessment, Vancouver residents should call Backs in Action for prompt attention.